News Release: 4/22/2019 Communities In Schools - Bay Area

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April 22, 2019

Communities In Schools – Bay Area Receives Grant From Herzstein Foundation

Houston, TX. April 17, 2019   Communities In Schools – Bay Area is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation for school-based support services for Clear Creek and Dickinson campuses.
Founded in 1989, CIS – Bay Area is a nonprofit dropout prevention organization that provides supportive services for 28 Clear Creek and Dickinson ISD campuses in Harris and Galveston counties. More than 22,000 students have access to CIS – Bay Area programming that includes academic interventions, resource connection, basic needs assistance, and behavioral health support. CIS – Bay Area provides intensive case management services for more than 1,200 students.
To date, the Herzstein Foundation has awarded $16,000 in grant funds to Communities In Schools – Bay Area for campus programming and services for students and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Dr. Peter Wuenschel, Executive Director of Communities In Schools – Bay Area, is appreciative of the Herzstein Foundation’s continued support. “This contribution helps Communities In Schools – Bay Area reach the most at-risk students who are struggling in school due to circumstances such as lack of basic necessities, food insecurity, and homelessness. It is an honor to partner with the Herzstein Foundation again in 2019.”
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 Communities In Schools – Bay Area dropout prevention programs, please visit or call 281-486-6698.
The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation has supported more than 1,000 organizations since it was founded in 1965. Through its gifts, the Herzstein Foundation honors ideals of personal responsibility and resourcefulness, limited government, self-sufficiency, and the right of all individuals to enjoy life in a free society. To learn more, visit
Diane Gillebaard