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 Affairs at 214.827.0955 ext 217 or monicao@cisdallas.org.

Upcoming Events

School Safety & Students In Crisis

Our C3 group will host a free candid community discussion around school climate, safety and students in crisis. Not about guns, but what brings a child to the point where this is an option and what can we do to prevent another tragedy. Our next discussion has been postponed to late summer to kick off the school year discussion. Join us at 9am on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1341 W Mockingbird Ln, concourse level conference room, Dallas, TX 75247. If you’d like to attend, please contact us at cisdev@cisdallas.org.

Current C3 Partners

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

Afternoon All-Stars Austin Voices for Education and Youth Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
City House CitySquare Community Council
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center Dallas Children's Advocacy Center Dallas County Truancy Court
Dallas Leadership Foundation Education Opens Doors The Elisa Project
Essilor Vision Foundation Excellence By Design, Education Center Focus on Teens
Granny's Place Ministries Grant Halliburton Foundation Hope's Door New Beginning Center
Just Say YES Mosaic Family Services PEP It Up Parents
Ready to Work The Princeton Review Reasoning Mind
ScholarShot Texas Can Academies YearUp

Dropbox for C3 Members

To find recent meeting notes, handouts and resources, please visit the C3 Dropbox. (Contact Monica Ordonez at monicao@cisdallas.org for login information.)

Gallery

January 2018 Meeting