Announcing the C3 Consortium

C3 – Collaborate. Communicate. Coordinate.

Communities In Schools has had a presence in the Dallas area since 1985, working with the under-served populations of school children in grades K–12 in need of extra assistance. Under mandate of the Texas Education Agency, CISDR is required to work with the students listed on a campus “at-risk” list, meaning children who are in crisis and most likely not complete the school year.

Over the course of 30+ years, we recognized that education is best served as a public/private partnership, embracing and promoting the skills and assets of this amazing Dallas community. In 2017, we put that into action by launching the C3 Consortium – CISDR service partners meeting as a group to discuss trends, student needs, challenges, and most importantly connecting to provide the most comprehensive, cost effective, inclusive and relevant services to the at-risk students in our area.

The C3 provides a wide range of services ranging from basic needs (food, clothing, etc) to college/career prep to intensive clinical services. By connecting to students/families via CISDR’s campus-based presence or as an external service resource, each entity is verified, vetted and thoroughly profiled to ensure alignment to the C3 mission and assess for service duplications.

Not only do the students and families we serve benefit, but the ability of the group to collaborate on projects, funding and a variety of other platforms among themselves, is also a C3 element. Our name explains it all – connecting the community to the schools who need it most!

For more information or to requesting a vetting appointment to join C3, please contact Monica Ordonez, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & External Relations at 214.827.0955 ext 217 or

Current 2017 C3 Partners

Click on an entity to be directed to their web page.

After School All-Stars North Texas
Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
City House
City Square
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
Dallas County Truancy Court
The Elisa Project
Essilor Vision Foundation
Excellence by Design, Education Center
Granny’s Place Ministries
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Hopes Door New Beginnings Center
Just Say YES
Mosaic Family Services
PEP It Up Parents
The Princeton Review
Reasoning Mind
Texas Can Academy

For C3 Members

To find recent meeting notes, handouts and resources, please visit our Drop Box (link coming soon.)