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Communities in Schools of North Texas receives multi-million dollar grant from Texas Education Agency

The Denton-Record Chronicle reported that Communities in Schools of North Texas (CISNT) has just received a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from the Texas Education Agency.

CISNT was chosen to receive a 21st Century Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) grant, which is administered through the Texas Education Agency and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The organization is slated to received $1.5 million each year for up to three years to operate 10 programs in both Denton and Lewisville ISD.

“The ACE program is intentionally designed to enhance student learning through engaging instruction and enrichment and we are thrilled to be able to offer this to students and families,” said CISNT CEO Ann Pape Wilson in a news release. “Involvement from the community played a key role in our winning this grant. We couldn’t have won without the support from the Denton and Lewisville Board of Trustees and Superintendents, as well as school principals, teachers, school staff, and community partners throughout North Texas.”

According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, CISNT estimates it will enroll at least 1,100 students in its ACE programs each year.


1 in 2 students in North Texas students are in at-risk of dropping out of school. With the help of Communities in Schools of North Texas (CISNT), part of the nation’s largest dropout prevention network, many will beat the odds this year and stay in school. CISNT, a non-profit administered through guidelines by the Texas Education Agency, is part of an innovative national approach established to combat the dropout problem. Find out more on the organization’s website.

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