Disable all preview features

Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Communities In Schools of Houston

Helping kids stay in school and prepare for life

four stars

92.65

1235 North Loop West Suite 300
Houston, TX 77008
tel: (713) 654-1515   Web Site
EIN: 76-0031827

Board Leadership
David Sambrooks
President

CEO
Cynthia Briggs
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.65 four stars
  Financial 92.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth 13.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities In Schools of Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Communities In Schools of Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 92.65 four stars
LINK Unlimited Scholars (IL) 86.76 three stars
REACH Prep (CT) 86.20 three stars
New Jersey SEEDS (NJ) 94.13 four stars
Higher Achievement (DC) 92.25 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Beginning in 1979, Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) began making a difference in the stay-in-school and graduation rates among Houston area schools! The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is based on the belief that programs don't change people-relationships do! CIS of Houston works with at-risk students in grades pre-K through post-secondary, by placing a full-time social service provider on the school campus to implement a student-centered, goal-oriented, solution-focused case management model, which is a process for assessing and meeting a student's needs. CIS Project Managers are committed adults who invest in at-risk students' personal and academic success, building significant relationships with students to encourage him/her to set and attain academic, personal, and career goals.
CIS mental health professionals provide mental and behavioral health support services for over 6,600 students annually, and partners with community mental health providers under the CIS Mental Health Initiative. Within that initiative mental health services are provided to meet the specific needs of Newcomer students and their families who are recent immigrants or refugees.
The CIS Project MOVE Dental provides preventative and restorative dental care to 1,200 students annually in partnership with the University of Texas Dental Branch.
The collective impact of these and hundreds of CIS partnerships throughout the community projects well into the future with each student who successfully completes school and succeeds in life.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,974,820
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $570,195
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,170,316
Total Contributions $10,715,331
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,715,331
   Other Revenue $33,095
TOTAL REVENUE $10,748,426
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,415,851
   Administrative Expenses $986,140
   Fundraising Expenses $642,339
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,044,330
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-295,904
   
Net Assets $4,212,611

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Supportive Guidance $3,875,259 41.2%
Education and Tutorial $2,835,555 30.1%
Employment Development, Life Skills, & Enrichment $1,134,222 12.0%

Ratings History
Communities In Schools of Houston has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-08 07/01/2016 92.65 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.49 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 89.89 three stars
2013-08 03/01/2015 82.68 three stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 81.98 three stars
2012-08 07/01/2013 80.83 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 88.13 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 91.60 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 09/01/2010 91.42 four stars
2008-08 10/01/2009 82.17 three stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 88.91 three stars
2006-08 11/01/2007 90.00 four stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 74.21 two stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 76.16 two stars
2003-08 06/01/2004 87.17 three stars
2002-08 08/01/2003 90.00 four stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 93.44 four stars
2000-08 04/15/2002 96.09 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 76-0031827
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF HOUSTON INC
NTEE Code B94
NTEE Classification Parent/Teacher Group
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
  • August, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

We invite you to share your opinions, thoughts, experiences, and stories about this charity here to help inform the decisions of other donors.  
Need more help getting started? Check out our FAQs.
 
This tool is not for questions about Charity Navigator, such as how we derived this charity’s rating. We will happily answer those questions if you contact us directly. Likewise, if you have questions for this charity, then we encourage you to contact the charity directly (we include the charity’s contact information in the upper left-hand corner of this page) since few charities regularly monitor this commenting tool.

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$190,431 1.72% Cynthia C. Briggs Executive Director

Beginning in 1979, Communities In Schools of Houston (CIS) began making a difference in the stay-in-school and graduation rates among Houston area schools! The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS is based on the belief that programs don't change people-relationships do! CIS of Houston works with at-risk students in grades pre-K through post-secondary, by placing a full-time social service provider on the school campus to implement a student-centered, goal-oriented, solution-focused case management model, which is a process for assessing and meeting a student's needs. CIS Project Managers are committed adults who invest in at-risk students' personal and academic success, building significant relationships with students to encourage him/her to set and attain academic, personal, and career goals.
CIS mental health professionals provide mental and behavioral health support services for over 6,600 students annually, and partners with community mental health providers under the CIS Mental Health Initiative. Within that initiative mental health services are provided to meet the specific needs of Newcomer students and their families who are recent immigrants or refugees.
The CIS Project MOVE Dental provides preventative and restorative dental care to 1,200 students annually in partnership with the University of Texas Dental Branch.
The collective impact of these and hundreds of CIS partnerships throughout the community projects well into the future with each student who successfully completes school and succeeds in life.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Communities In Schools of Houston (TX) 92.65 four stars
Monarch School Project (CA) 91.43 four stars
Philadelphia Futures (PA) 91.23 four stars
Umoja Student Development Corporation (IL) 90.76 four stars
The TEAK Fellowship (NY) 91.19 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Communities In Schools of Houston
1235 North Loop West
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77008
tel: (713) 654-1515
fax: (713) 655-1302
EIN: 76-0031827

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

David Sambrooks
President

CEO

Cynthia Briggs
Executive Director

[ X ]

Did You Know We Are a Charity, Too?

If even a third of the 7 million people who visited our site last year had donated a dollar to Charity Navigator, we would comfortably meet our annual budget and be able to do what so many of you ask us to do every day--rate more charities!

With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.

So, whether you're a first time visitor or a long time user, we ask for your help in achieving our goal. Your gift of any size is most deeply appreciated! Thank You!

With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.

Help Center