Communities In Schools - Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area) is 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency that has operated as a dropout prevention program in Bay Area Houston for 20 years. CIS-Bay Area consists of an in-school program that uses a case management, multidisciplinary approach to help students, as well as their families. In Texas, more than half a million public school students are at risk of dropping out prior to high school graduation. When young people drop out, they forfeit job opportunities and financial stability. The community loses potentially skilled workers and millions of tax dollars. Community in Schools (CIS)-Bay Area is a nationally recognized, non-profit dropout prevention organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Bay Area Houston beat the odds, stay in school and prepare for life.