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, Chief Strategy Officer, at 214.827.0955 ext 217 or monicao@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 College of Health Care Professions
Community Council Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Dallas County Truancy Court Dallas Leadership Foundation
Essilor Vision Foundation Excellence By Design, Education Center Focus on Teens
Girls Inc. Girls in the Game Granny's Place Ministries
Grant Halliburton Foundation Hope's Door New Beginning Center Just Say YES
Mosaic Family Services Our Friends Place PEP It Up Parents
Ready to Work The Princeton Review Reasoning Mind
ScholarShot Texas Can Academies

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.)