Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization.
The mission of Communities In Schools is to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.
By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community. The result: teachers are free to teach, and students – many in jeopardy of dropping out – have the opportunity to focus on learning.
For over 30 years, Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child needs and deserves these “Five Basics”:
- A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
Waco ISD Summer Feeding Program
Waco I.S.D. will once again be sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during Summer 2013. This program serves free breakfast and lunch to any child ages 1 – 18. Any child ages 1- 18 can participate in the Summer 2013 program by showing up at one of the following sites on the days and during the time(s) indicated below. There will be sites open all summer from June 10, 2013 through Friday August 23, 2013.
Summer Reading List
From the Texas Library Association:
Pre3-K – 2nd graders
Communities in Schools Featured in Social Impact Index
The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Social Impact 100 Index features 100 high-performing nonprofits, bringing them together on a website that makes it easy for donors to learn more and to give. Click here to read the article.
New Evening Bus Service Starting in January
Beginning Monday, January 7, 2013, residents in the Greater Waco Area will have access to evening bus service Monday through Saturday from 9:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.
Evening LINK is an employment and training transportation service available to ANYONE working or attending school or training who lives within Waco Transit’s service area. Waco Transit will provide this premium shared ride service and will pick up passengers at work and training locations and drop them off at their home. Reservations are required. The cost is $3.00 a trip.
Call (254) 750-1620 to make your reservation today. Click here to view the Evening Bus Service Flyer.