Communities In Schools of Central Texas receives grant to expand into Elgin ISD Posted in: News Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization that empowers at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future, will share $13 million in grant funding to support students in 23 communities across 11 states. The winning affiliates were selected in a competitive grant process funded through a multimillion-dollar donation by AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. Recipients were chosen based on their ability to improve graduation rates, reduce chronic absenteeism and increase college and career readiness for students in kindergarten through grade 12, especially in high-poverty neighborhoods. Locally, Communities In Schools of Central Texas will be expanding ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!