Communities in Schools

The Baylor Spring 2018 Class’s evaluation found their $15,000 grant to Communities in Schools to be a good decision with a good outcome. Communities in Schools provides disadvantaged students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed. They achieve this goal by coordinating directly with teachers and assisting them in bringing outside resources to aid vulnerable students. The grant was used to open a new CIS case management program on the Alta Vista Elementary School campus in Waco ISD. Between 2018 and 2020, 235 students’ cases were managed and the program is now sustainably funded.