As our name suggests, partner organizations are the heart and soul of Communities In Schools. These dedicated agencies help us bring well-rounded, holistic care to our students experiencing a myriad of challenges. CIS Dallas has long-standing relationships with several such organizations in the greater Dallas area, but as our services expand to surrounding counties such as Hunt, Grayson, Ellis, and Kaufman, we are constantly looking to identify new partners who will assist our site coordinators in bringing high-quality services to students and their families.
Earlier this month, 18 community partners came together to offer a resource fair for site coordinators in Sherman, Bonham, and Denison ISD. These smaller districts may be far from the metroplex, but the needs of their students do not change. Housing insecurity, hunger, immigration challenges, and unemployment affect these families just as it does those in more urban areas. Still, their location presents challenges, which is where CIS steps in to connect students and their families to trusted organizations who can help.
Learn more about some of our newest partnerships below:
Grand Central Station (GCS) opened their doors in 2010, and has served over 350,000 client meals through over 71,000 hours of volunteer and group service. It provides a HUB of support for the underserved in our community. The facility and its army of volunteers provide hot meals, groceries, emergency clothing, hygiene supplies, laundry facilities, showers, advocacy, and referrals to other local agencies. Subsidized food from North Texas Food Bank plus donated items from local retail stores, restaurants, food producers, and others enables the kitchen and pantry to serve and provide meals. This HUB supports four programs; The Dining Car, The Market Depot (previously called the Green House), Children’s Express and Tools 4 Schools. GCS is located in Sherman, TX and partners closely with Sherman ISD to care for their underserved students.
English: Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. was founded in the year 2005 to help families on their journeys to US citizenship. They remain committed to serving, informing and assisting the immigrant community in matters concerning immigration and education. Throughout the 17 years in business, Proyecto Inmigrante has provided immigration legal assistance to more than 100,000 families from more than 61 countries.
Español: Fundada en el año 2005; desde entonces es una organización comprometida a servir, informar y asistir a la comunidad inmigrante en asuntos relacionados con la inmigración y la educación. A lo largo de las 17 años Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. ha brindado asistencia legal migratoria a más de 100,000 familias de más de 61 países.
Their services include: Family petitions, adjustment of status, citizenship, consular processing, waivers, motions and appeals, renewal of residence card, translations services, DACA and work permit, Vawa, U visa, Records, FBI Background check, FOIA among other services. The agency is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice with offices in the cities of Dallas, Grand Prairie, Wichita Falls and El Paso, Texas | Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Nuestros servicios: Peticiones familiares, ajuste de estatus, ciudadanía, procesamiento consular, exenciones, mociones y apelaciones, renovación de tarjeta de residencia, servicios de traducción, DACA y permiso de trabajo, Vawa, visa U, registros, verificación de antecedentes del FBI, FOIA, entre otros servicios. La agencia es reconocida por el Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos con oficinas en las ciudades de Dallas, Grand Prairie, Wichita Falls y El Paso, Texas | Las Cruces, Nuevo México.
Texoma Family Shelter is the only homeless shelter in the Texoma area that provides adult individuals and entire families an extended stay, program-based environment. Located in Denison, TX, Texoma Family Shelter pledges to help homeless families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency by guiding them toward appropriate skills and attitudes, and by providing lodging and sustenance in a safe and loving environment.
All services are provided at no cost, and include the following:
- Clean, safe sleeping rooms for families and individuals
- Shower and laundry facilities, toiletries, linens
- Meals and food pantry services
- Clothing and vouchers to Texoma Family Thrift Store
- Individual case management including job search assistance, assistance with locating permanent housing, basic financial literacy/budgeting education, and referrals to other agencies and services