Communities In Schools - Bay Area

Many may have heard that we lost one of ours. Chris Reed passed away as the result of a boating accident in June. It is difficult to imagine anyone who was more cheerfully committed to the CIS - Bay Area mission and our larger community.

Chris was a trusted member of the CIS - Bay Area Board of Directors. Chris began his service on the CIS - Bay Area Board in 2014. He was the chair of the CIS Board Development Committee and he also served on the Executive and Legislative Committees of the CIS Board. A measure of his generosity was the role he played in linking KE Little Elementary’s Student Support Specialist, Tiffany Braman, with his officers at the Kemah Police Department to mentor at risk students on that school campus.

Chris Reed's Presentation at the CIS - Bay Area
Volunteer Appreciation


We surround students with a community of support
empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Communities In Schools employees do whatever it takes to help students stay in school and achieve in life.


of our students stay in school


of our seniors graduate


of our students enroll in
post-secondary education


Educational Enhancement

Tutoring is made available to students on a one-on-one basis or in group settings. Students are also given incentives to excel academically.

Supportive Guidance

CIS case managers work regularly with students on any issue of concern. Referrals to agencies are made for extensive counseling to the students and their families.

Pre-Employment Training

Staff persons offer pre-employment education to the students. Guest speakers present career opportunities          in CIS group settings.               

Parental Involvement

Parents are encouraged to be an intricate part of their child’s development, through parenting classes, home visits and various activities.

The CIS - Bay Area program is based on an evidence-based model of program service delivery.


     Creating a Community of Support