CIS recognizes that dropping out is not just a school problem, but also a community problem. CIS believes that keeping youth in school is not simply the role of teachers or the school. It is up to the schools, parents, employers, and community groups to help young people prepare for life. Texas has developed a very unique model that is proven in reducing the dropout rate. CIS of Texas has more than 20 years of experience helping communities help students complete school. CIS of Texas coordinates local service teams who work closely with students and alongside caring educators, volunteers, and mentors to provide a vast array of needed services.