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CIS – Bay Area Receives $10,000 Grant From Herzstein Foundation
News Release
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Houston - February 2018 Communities In Schools – Bay Area is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation in the amount of $10,000 to support services for students and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Communities In Schools – Bay Area is a dropout prevention program that provides school-based case management services for children who are identified as at-risk or economically disadvantaged. Over 1,440 students on 15 campuses in Dickinson, Friendswood, League City, Houston, and Webster receive case management services, and over 14,000 participate in campus-wide activities. The Herzstein Foundation funding will support Communities In Schools – Bay Area’s case management programming, including basic needs and financial assistance for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Clear Creek and Dickinson school districts.

Dr. Peter Wuenschel, Executive Director of Communities In Schools – Bay Area, is appreciative of the Herzstein Foundation award. “It is a privilege to be able to partner with the Herzstein Foundation. Because of their generous contribution, Communities In Schools – Bay Area will continue to provide critical services for the families in our community who experienced loss of property and displacement due to Hurricane Harvey. The Herzstein Foundation is known for being a major supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations, and we are honored to be a recipient of a grant this year.”

Communities In Schools – Bay Area’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more information on Communities In Schools – Bay Area dropout prevention programs, please visit or call 281-486-6698.

The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation has supported more than 1,000 organizations since it was founded in 1965. Through its gifts, the Herzstein Foundation honors ideals of personal responsibility and resourcefulness, limited government, self-sufficiency, and the right of all individuals to enjoy life in a free society. To learn more, visit

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