Communities in Schools

(Nadia Bastien at Back to School Night)

Dobie CIS Program 


Nadia Bastien, Program Manager (512) 413270 Ext. 72546

Program Overview: Program partnering with schools to provide students with support in eliminating barriers that potentially put students at risk for dropping out of school. We surround students with a community of support, and provide a space for students to feel safe and meet with trusting adults.

Program Initiatives:

  • Case manage 75 Dobie students through individual and group counseling, mentoring and tutoring services
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • School Wide Supports
  • Supporting student’s families for best overall student success

Service Topics

  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Understanding Stress and Anxiety and Learning Cooping Skills
  •  Success in the Classroom and Academic Support
  • Positive Decision Making
  • Maintaining Healthy Friendships
  • Grief/Loss Support
  • Future Planning and College/Career Readiness
  • Empowering Student Voices and Student Leadership on campus

    And other topics centered around supporting students over all achievements


  • CIS services are free, voluntary and confidential to all students who participate

How to refer your student:

  • Reach out to program manager for a link or paper to fill out a CIS recommendation form 
  • Call or email us with student’s name and reason for referring them 
  • Speak to a CIS staff member in person


Contact staff by calling the CIS office at (512) 414-3270 ext. 72546, by email or stop by the office in Portable 5 

 Supporting students in school and Beyond.