School Sites Where CIS/CYD activities for the 2012-2013 school year will be implemented:
South Park: 3001 McArdle, 78415
Gloria Hicks: 3602 McArdle Rd. 78415
Services are provided at the designated high school site and middle school sites by CIS/CYD staff before school (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) and during school hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). After school hours at the middle school sites are 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Services at the elementary schools will be provided during school hours (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and after school (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.) Summer Programs will be offered at Gloria Hicks for five weeks.
CIS/CYD wishes to continue to be part of the force that has been successful in achieving or making a positive difference in the 78415 zip code area. As such, CIS takes great pride in proportionally sharing the success achieved by positive behavioral and social changes as a result of the efforts of the programs implemented to empower the youth of 78415. CIS/CYD will continue to provide the alternative to gang involvement, criminal activity, and other social issues facing our youth 10-17. It will provide positive programs that will affect self-esteem, attitude, performance, and life skills in order to reduce and/or eliminate some of the barriers facing the youth of 78415. Our continual success derives from the following specific strategies:
CIS Six-Component Model: Implementing the CIS model gives structure and direction to our program. Our casemanagers use proven methods to insure that students receive services and benefit from this successful program.
Activities: Providing a safe and neutral environment for students to express themselves through enrichment and social interaction is an invaluable service provided by CIS. Sports, arts, workshops, and community projects inspire children to stay in school, build self-esteem, prepare for life, and above all help them stay off the streets.
Collaboration: The commitment and professional support of CIS staff and their ability to tap into all available community resources maximizes delivery of services. CIS/CYD works closely with other agencies in bringing needed services and information to our students and their families. These resources have proven to be necessary in meeting the specialized needs of our students, and they will continue to be essential in the future.
Referrals: A successful referral procedure is currently in place to assist CIS by allowing school staff, parents, and other concerned community members to refer students in at-risk situations to our program.
Flexibility: CIS allows enough flexibility within the program to personalize care so that all students may have their specific needs met.
Accountability: CIS has a computerized data system, which tracks the attendance, behavior, and academic records of the youth. Given the correlation, CIS is able to assess attendance, behavior, and academics as a baseline of maintaining, adapting, or improving student performance at the school sites where CIS/CYD will provide the casemanagement system. Tracking and collecting data has assisted CIS in maintaining a high level of quality services. CIS/CYD is able to determine our level of success in providing needed services to our students and families.