April 14, 2017 has been declared Christine Evans Douglas Day
Published on Apr 13, 2017 / Local News
New Braunfels, TX – April 14, 2017 has been declared Christine Evans Douglas Day in New Braunfels in a proclamation read by Mayor Barron Casteel at the Communities in Schools administrative office in downtown New Braunfels. The proclamation is in honor of Ms. Douglas’ 20 years of service as the CEO of Communities In Schools of South Central Texas (CIS).
20 years ago CIS served 1,264 students with intensive case management services on 12 campuses and an annual budget of $491,000. Today, CIS serves 3,136 students with intensive case management services on 28 campuses with an annual budget in excess of $2.8 million. This incredible growth can be directly attributed to the passion and leadership of Chris Douglas.
Chris’ dedication to each and every student and her “do whatever it takes” mindset has made her the face of Communities In Schools of South Central Texas. Her ability to form long lasting and impactful relationships has made a lifetime of difference that has forever changed the landscape of our community by empowering youth to succeed in life.
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About Communities In Schools of South Central Texas
Communities In Schools of South Central Texas (CIS) is part of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. CIS surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. School-based site coordinators work with hundreds of partners to change the picture of education for thousands of students each year and connect students and their families to critical community resources tailored to their specific needs. This year CIS will provide services to over 25,000 students and intensive case managed services to over 3,100 students on 28 school campuses in Comal ISD, New Braunfels ISD, Marion ISD and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD and currently serving more than 200 alumni throughout the year. CIS programs and services make significant and positive differences in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable students. One way CIS receives year-round financial support is through the CIS Thrift Store, an entertaining and enjoyable way to support students in your community. All proceeds from the CIS Thrift Store (161 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels) directly benefit CIS programs and services make significant and positive differences in the lives of the community’s most vulnerable students. And when it comes to making sure children get exactly what they need to succeed in school and in life, we can never give up!