Communities in Schools is a non-profit organization that has staff located directly on school campuses to meet student needs.

Our mission is "to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life."

We provide many services on campus and free of charge!

  • Truancy / Family Involvement
  • After School Programs
  • School Participation
  • Peer Focusing
  • Mentoring

Communities in Schools


Denise Bocanegra/ ACE
(806) 293-6060
Thunderbird Elementary 

Elena Azua / ACE
(806) 293-6015
Estacado Middle School

 THE CIS 5 Basics

Communities in Schools believes every child needs and deserves
  • A personal one on one relationship with a caring adult
  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • A chance to give back to peers and community
  • A marketable skill to use upon graduation
  • A healthy start and a healthy future