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A Look Back at CIS Micro Grants 2020-2021

In late 2020, Communities In Schools of Central Texas launched its Micro Grants Initiative. 

  • The Micro Grants application was open to all campus-based team members
  • Projects to receive Micro Grant funding were selected by a committee made up of community members, CIS Leadership Circle members, and CIS students
  • Awards were announced in February
  • Awardees had until July 30, 2021 to implement

Click the photos and video links to learn about each CIS Micro Grant Project

Watch Ada's Video!

Yoga for Youth Grant, Ada González, Lockhart Jr. High School

Guitar Grant, Ada González and Jose Sanchez Quintero,

Lockhart Jr. High School

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One Town, One Team, One Family, Carlina Silva, Elgin Intermediate

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Community Garden, Dawn Seright, Overton Elementary

School-wide SEL Training with UMOJA, Rosanna Worthington,

Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy

Increasing School Engagement through Expressive Art & Peer-to-Peer Messaging, Nissa Wood, Widén Elementary 

Coming to School is Cool, Griselda Lopez, Blake Manor Elementary

Cooking up Sweet Memories, Letsvia Reyes, Harris Elementary

School wide Attendance Incentive Program, Erin Jones, Dawson Elementary

Family Engagement, Anna Martinez, Crockett Elementary School

TBRI Practitioner Training, Griselda Lopez, Blake Manor Elementary

Girl's Conference, Kimberly Shaheen, Bertha Sadler Means YWLA

Growing Together Healing-Centered Practices, Marjorie Villafranco,

Metz-Sanchez Elementary

SEL Campus Engagement and Skill Development, Mari Gamez,

Wooten Elementary

Student Leadership Training, Summer Soto, Travis Elementary

Safety Grant, Jeff Smith, Burnet Middle School

CIS Book Club, Ky Haven, Dawson Elementary

Restorative Classroom Management, Nadia Castilla,

Booker T. Washington Elementary

Reading Initiative, Selina Keeton, ASPIRE Family Literacy

Restorative Practices Teacher Toolkit Training, Idalia Torres,

T.A. Brown Elementary

Student Attendance Counts, Michelle Covington, Bedichek Middle School

Spotlighting Positive Student Behavior, Catarina Silva, LBJ High School

Trauma Training, San Marcos ISD Team

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During our first year of CIS Micro Grants, we were able to accomplish the following:


We want to acknowledge and thank the donors who made this very special project possible:

Andy and Karen Esparza

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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