CIS Serves Brighter Futures
Folks around central Texas recognize Communities in Schools as a well-established organization geared toward helping students succeed. Their network of support aids more than 24,000 students in the New Braunfels, Comal, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, and Marion ISDs. It is the mission of this nonprofit charity to provide the following:
· 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 the community
All of this is achieved through the hard work and dedication of a cadre of volunteers, and through monetary donations from private, corporate, and community sponsors. The 2017 Wurstfest will be the eleventh annual festival at which CIS volunteers – site coordinators, teachers, board members, and a large group from the local Walmart Distribution Center – raise funds through food sales at their booth. More than 200 volunteers work multiple shifts to dispense fried pickles and sausage cheese balls, among other savory treats, to the hungry masses.
Last year, the Communities in Schools Wurstfest booth raised $42,000 in proceeds. That money goes a long way towards their mission of empowering young students. In Comal County, those services include providing programs geared toward encouraging “at-risk” kids to see that they are capable and worthy of forging a bright future. Another program provides field trips for high school students to get a first-hand glimpse at college life, enabling them to better visualize themselves existing in an academic context. “It’s awesome to see them get excited about the possibilities for their future.” says Communities in Schools CEO, Chris Douglas.
When you visit Wurstfest this year, be sure to visit the CIS booth and know that your money goes to make a brighter future for kids in our community. We’ll see you there!