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In honor of National Volunteer Week, we would like to give our heartfelt appreciation to all of the volunteers who assist or dedicate their time. Here are just a few of the many volunteers who put the “Community” in “Communities In Schools.” To learn how you can volunteer for CISDR, email us at

Margaret Neubauer

Volunteer MargaretMargaret is a volunteer at Lake Highlands Jr. High School in Richardson ISD. Eighth grader Biak T. had this to say about her. “To me Ms. Margaret is someone who is not only my teacher but also my friend and someone who always encourages me to do better. Every time she comes to my school she always comes with a smile on her face and always has something nice to say. She believes in me and always supports me to reach my goals. She makes a major difference in my life. She is the best and I appreciate her very much. A teacher is a person who surrounds her students with inspiration to learn again every day. Thank you Ms. Margaret for everything!”

Keyashia R. Barkins

Volunteer KeyashiaKeyashia is a 6th year active member of Junior League of Dallas and is the 2017-2018 Project Chair for Communities In Schools. She has been volunteering with CISDR since her provisional year in the League. Keyashia is a Sr. Investigator with the U.S. Department of Labor and enjoys giving her time to community organizations that focus on youth education.

Ellyce Lindberg

Volunteer EllyceEllyce started out by Volunteering for Ketchup Saturdays a couple of years ago. Soon she got involved at Reagan Elementary in Dallas ISD, where she worked with a 4th grade girls’ group. Ellyce came every week for 30 minutes. The girls loved when she came. They were so amazed to hear about her job and thought it was special she took time out of her busy job as Assistant District Attorney to come and read, and make crafts and talk with them. Ellyce has been a huge support to Reagan Elementary and the mission of Communities In Schools.