Amplify Communities In Schools!
As a clinical social worker, I know that working with youth and families in schools is where it's at! Literally, the students are at school all day because learning is their full time job, so what better place to help them face and cope with their non-academic barriers, empower them to stay in school, and achieve in life?
As a Co-Director of Elementary School Services for Communities In Schools of Central Texas, I am so proud of our track record of success--students who are case-managed by Communities In Schools stay in school 99% of the time. This is up to 10% higher than state averages according to Texas Education Agency data. It is so important to start serving students in elementary schools because we can start enhancing protective factors such as healthy family relationships, coping skills and regulating emotions, self-esteem and confidence, processing traumatic experiences, transitioning to middle school, the love of learning, and attendance, all of which help students stay in school and achieve in life.
During Amplify Austin, your generous donation to Communities In Schools of Central Texas will be matched proportionally by St. David's Foundation (they match a total of $1M for their partner agencies) and scheduled gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a generous matching pledge. The nonprofit with the most scheduled gifts will win a $5,000 bonus!
Please consider making a gift to support my work at Communities In Schools of Central Texas! I would love to talk to you more about how passionate I am about this work!