The chapter provides support throughout the school year to Communities In Schools, a national dropout prevention program. Vision care referrals to students in need, incentives to students who maintain good grades, rewards to students with perfect attendance, nonperishable food items for consumption at school and at home, and providing volunteers for campus activities are aspects of the program.
During 2017-2018, the Operation Support Our Schools Committee voted to add four campuses for a trial period of one year to the program.
Assistance League of the Bay Area, provided the following services to nineteen campuses in the Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts:
- Provided 37 vision referrals through Nasa Vision Center;
- Sponsored 29 eye examinations and glasses;
- Purchased $11,073 in nutritional support through four bulk food purchases in an effort to address the growing problem of food insecurity among students; and
- Provided over $10,000 for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey through a grant received from United Way Greater Houston Disaster Relief Fund. Included in these purchases were sleeping bags, pillows, mattresses, hygiene and cleaning supplies, shoes, and socks.