Communities in Schools

  • Mr. Carlos Vázquez, MSW



              Hello everyone, my name is Carlos Vázquez. I am currently the Communities in Schools (CIS) Site Coordinator for the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) and Allison L. Steele Enhanced Learning Center (ELC).

    A little bit about me: I'm originally from New York City and am a Texas transplant; by way of the Army. During my time in the military, I have been assigned to various locations around the world. I am a combat veteran (both Iraq and Afghanistan) with over 20 years of counseling soldiers and their family members. 

    Communities in Schools' (CIS) Core Beliefs

    CIS works to ensure that all our students are surrounded by a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve to the best of their potential.

    We believe that every child needs and deserves the following five basic needs, which are:

      • A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
      • A safe place to learn and grow
      • A healthy start and future
      • A marketable skill upon graduation
      • A chance to give back to peers and their community


    CIS provides core services, which are implemented by campus-based Site Coordinators, to more than 3,000 case-managed students per year.

    Services include:

    • Dropout Prevention
    • Tutoring and Testing Preparation
    • Career Awareness & College Preparation
    • Mentoring
    • Counseling & Emotional Support
    • Health and Social Service Referrals
    • Parent & Family Involvement
    • Transportation

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  • San Antonio Community Resource Directory



    San Antonio Community Resource Directory (SACRD): A directory of over 10,000 human services including nonprofit organizations, congregations, government agencies, and compassionate groups in and around the greater San Antonio area. 

    El Directorio de recursos de la comunidad de San Antonio (SACRD): Un directorio de mas de 10,000 servicios humanos, incluidas las organizaciones sin fines de lucro organizaciones, congregaciones, agencias gubernamentales y grupos compasivos en San Antonio y sus alrededores.



    988 is the New Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline Number



    988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

    We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

    Línea 988 de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis

    Todos podemos ayudar a prevenir el suicidio. "988 Lifeline" brinda apoyo gratuito y confidencial las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana para personas que están pasando por momentos difíciles. También ofrecemos recursos de prevención y crisis para usted o sus seres queridos al igual que mejores prácticas para profesionales en los Estados Unidos.



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