Communities In Schools of the Coastal Bend
Communities In Schools of the Coastal Bend was chartered as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1986 by a group of business, educators, and community leaders concerned with the school's dropout rates in our community. The founders believed the dropout rate could be reduced by delivering and coordinating the delivery of campus-based social services to potential dropouts. For the past 36 years, CIS has successfully been operating in the community. From a modest beginning of three (3) schools, CIS now provides leverage and coordinates the delivery of school-based social services in 56 schools (Pre k to High School) with a large at-risk population (to inner city neighborhoods to rural communities) through partnerships with 15 independent school districts.