The 2022-23 school year began with an increase in the number of students served by Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region. A large contributor to this increase was a heightened need for academic support and mental health services for students, as a result of COVID-19. CIS Dallas responded by placing site coordinators in 130 schools across 14 independent school districts. With just under 200 staff members, CIS was able to serve over 10,000 unique students this year. This year, CIS will be present on 113 campuses, spanning 14 independent school districts in seven North Texas counties.
The services provided by CIS include individualized case management, group sessions, and schoolwide services. In the 2022-23 school year, CIS site coordinators served approximately 91,000 unduplicated students through schoolwide events such as career fairs, guest speakers, college days, and family engagement events.
- 81% improved in academics, behavior and/or attendance
- 99% were promoted to the next grade
- 97% of eligible seniors graduated
- 100% stayed in school