KIDS EAT FREE

Our Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (CISNT ACE) program at Oak Point Elementary in Oak Point, TX has been very fortunate to partner with a food services program that provides a complete meal for our students. The S. Tracey Howard Project Afterschool Food Program is based in the Carrollton, TX, […]

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A Philosophical Young Man

Kameronn is a 7th grade student at Lakeside Middle School in Little Elm, TX and has been in the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (CISNT ACE) program for the past two years. His academic coaches and peers describe him as energetic, intelligent, creative, and kind. He’s known to sing, rap, […]

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Why My School Is the Best

Pictured are three of our 5th grade students at Evers Park Elementary in Denton, TX. Osbaldo, Mary Jane and Leonel have all participated in the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (CISNT ACE) program for at least 2 years. One of these students moved to Denton ISD not knowing any English, […]

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A Behavioral Turnaround

Ryan is new to the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (CISNT ACE) program at Evers Park Elementary in Denton, TX this year. When he first started, he struggled to understand the purpose of CIS. This translated into struggles in the classroom. When his coach told me about some of the […]

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Once a CISNT Student, Now a CISNT Employee

I met Kaela Byrd eight years ago as one of the first students during the very first year of the Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program began operating at Calhoun Middle School in Denton, TX. Kaela was in my ACE class for the next two years at Strickland, and […]

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Do Work!

For only being a 6th grade student, Stephanie has taken over Lakeside Middle School by storm. She is a scholar, an athlete, a good friend, a huge help, and most importantly, our first ever recipient of the “Do Work” Award. “Do Work” is a quote at Lakeside Middle that you will hear a lot. That’s […]

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Developing Empathy

Mailyn is a first grade student at Lee Elementary in Denton, TX who began attending the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Center on Education (CISNT ACE) program in September. During the first few months, she pretended to not be able to speak English so that she didn’t have to share with her peers. […]

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Becoming a Young Leader

Godwill has been in the Communities In Schools Club ACE (Afterschool Centers on Education) program for three years at Lakeside Middle School in Little Elm, TX. From a small sixth grader, to a fourteen year old young man about to head to high school, our CIS ACE staff in Lakeside has witnessed Godwill become an […]

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Mr Thomas and Justice

Mr. Thomas spends most of his retired days volunteering in his community. This is not his first rodeo volunteering with Communities In Schools at Evers Park Elementary. Mr. Thomas volunteered once before, but this year, he chose to be a mentor. At our first meeting, Mr. Thomas revealed that he is an avid reader. I asked […]

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