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CIS-Bay Area Receives $217,150 Grant From Rebuild Texas Fund
News Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Communities In Schools-Bay Area has received a two-year grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund in the amount of $210,150 to support a pilot project for Clear Creek ISD and program expansion in Dickinson ISD.

Communities In Schools-Bay Area is a dropout prevention program that provides school-based case management services for more than 1,200 at-risk and economically disadvantaged students on 16 Clear Creek ISD and Dickinson ISD campuses. The Rebuild Texas Texas funding will support CIS-Bay Area's new pilot program, the Clear Creek ISD Community Partnership Project. The project will provide resource support for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The purpose of the project is to replace gaps in service provision at underserved campuses with accessibility to critical resources.

CIS-Bay Area will work in collaboration with school personnel to access and identify campus needs, and then cultivate strategic partnerships within the community and coordinate services to meet those needs. Schools identified for the new pilot program include Clear Lake High School, Space Center Intermediate, and Clear Lake, Falcon Pass and Whitcomb Elementary schools. These schools have a feeder pattern that include families displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Stephanie Hornung is the Community Partnership Coordinator for the new program. Hornung previously worked as a CIS-Bay Area coordinator at McWhirter Elementary School. Project coordinator began in August 2018.

The Rebuild Texas Fund is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The fund works alongside organizations within the impacted communities that are making an impact in the following six focus areas: community and economic development; health; housing; education and childcare; transportation and workforce; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.

In addition, the grant supports expanding CIS-Bay Area case management service at the new Eugene Kranz Junior High School in Dickinson. With this expansion, CIS-Bay Area will have school-based programs on seven Dickinson ISD campuses, including both junior high schools that feed into Dickinson High School.

Communities In Schools-Bay Area's mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information on the dropout prevention program, visit

The Rebuild Texas Fund supports the economic recovery of Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. To learn more, visit


Pictured:Amy Harlow (left), Whitcomb Elementary School Counselor,  will be working with Stephanie Hornung, CIS-Bay Area's Community Partnership Project Coordinator.

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