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John Jay High School – Liza

Meet Liza When Liza joined Communities In Schools at John Jay High School during her freshman year, she was shy and reserved.  Her Site Coordinators, Elaine and Maryam, were able to support her and get her connected into the InspireU program.  "She has been involved in the InspireU mentorship program with The Hartford throughout [...]

By |2020-06-17T13:19:38-06:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

McCollum High School – Cesar

Meet Cesar Cesar, a graduating senior from McCollum High School, has worked with Communities In Schools Site Coordinators, Delia, Francine, and Sharita.  Delia was often with Cesar in XY-Zone, where Cesar learned about the 5 R's - Respect, Responsibility, Role Modeling, Relationships, and Reaching Out.  When he found out he could go to college, [...]

By |2020-06-16T10:39:27-06:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lanier High School – Jakob

Meet Jakob Lanier High School senior, Jakob, has worked with Communities In Schools Site Coordinators, Elissa and Mariana, to reach this point - graduation.  Jakob is an only child and first generation high school graduate.  His mom has been unable to work, so he has had to grow up fast by managing high school [...]

By |2020-06-17T13:58:23-06:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

L.E.E. High School – Marcos

Meet Marcos Marcos has been a Communities In Schools student at L.E.E. High School working with our Site Coordinator, Maria, during the school year and during the COVID-19 pandemic.  His mother is unable to work, and his father's work slowed down significantly due to the pandemic, so he sought financial help for his family.  [...]

By |2020-06-17T13:35:41-06:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Achieving Success Throughout A District

The District's Challenge: North East Independent School District serves over 64,000 students in San Antonio and has seen the need for additional mental health services.  They also received requests from teachers and administrators wanting additional training to support their students and themselves as they address crises. How CIS-SA Helped: Not only are CIS Site Coordinators available [...]

By |2019-05-28T11:25:42-06:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Positive Changes For A Whole School

The School's Challenge: Glenoaks Elementary School, located in Northside ISD, is a diverse campus serving students who speak over 20 different languages and about 75% are economically disadvantaged.  When Principal Maria Meza recognized a gap between the school and the community, she enlisted the help of CIS. How CIS-SA Helped: CIS provided a Site Coordinator, Caroline [...]

By |2019-05-16T10:09:40-06:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Helping Students Reach Their Potential

What He Faced: When Joe was a freshman at Southwest High School, he made friends with the wrong crowd that made him believe that school was unimportant.  He struggled with communication and conflicts with teachers and peers.  When Joe entered the Communities In Schools program, he found trusted adults that he could talk to about [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:49:14-06:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inspiring Hope for the Future

What He Faced: Before Rey Saldaña was elected to San Antonio's City Council to represent District 4, he was a Communities In Schools of San Antonio student.  No one in Saldaña's family had graduated high school, let alone attended or graduated from college.  He grew up believing that higher education was out of his reach. [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:49:00-06:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overcoming Struggles as a Community

State Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins believes that students are able to perform their best when surrounded by a community of support.  She believes this because she has experienced it.  Through her own community of support growing up, she was able to succeed in school and in life.  Gervin-Hawkins shares a valuable piece of wisdom when she [...]

By |2019-05-16T09:48:48-06:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Success Story, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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