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Partners in Education

CISD Partners – Together We Grow

Partners In Education is Canutillo ISD’s premier school-business partnership program. Your participation as a partner will influence students, the future leaders of our community. For partners, the rewards are both immediate and long-term because an effective education system provides a strong foundation for economic success in El Paso.

Whether you are a small business or a major corporation, our schools need you. Partners In Education is an investment in our children, our community and our future.

The CISD Partners in Education program is an opportunity for the Canutillo ISD to build relationships with business and community leaders to help provide valuable resources to our students, families, and staff.

The CISD Partners in Education program bridges both large and small gaps that arise between the school districts state-mandated duties and new, innovative programs that can be incredibly beneficial to a student’s education but may not be within the financial means of a school district or the state.

The Reward

For partners, the rewards are both immediate and long-term. Your company will gain positive exposure among students, faculty, parents and the community. More importantly, working with students and educators will help create a better education system, which translates directly to economic success in our community. You will get the personal satisfaction of knowing that you helped students prepare for better futures and better lives.

Students Experience:

  • Motivation to achieve
  • Improved academic performance
  • Expanded career awareness
  • Real-world application of skills

Students will see exciting educational programs introduced to their classrooms; improved facilities and equipment at their campuses; cutting edge technology to prepare them for 21st-Century careers; and program-sponsored field trips to help them explore their community.

The Community Gains:

  • Stronger public schools
  • Improved quality of life
  • Greater economic development
  • A stronger, more skilled local workforce

Partners will help assure the next generation of leaders is prepared to lead our community; increased community exposure; stronger relationships with students, families and school district staff.

Opportunities to make a difference

  • ​Provide real-world projects for students to solve
  • Offer career shadowing and internship experiences
  • Have employees serve as career mentors and guest speakers
  • Mentor or tutor a student
  • Read or be read to by a student
  • Sponsor a team to a regional, state or national competition
  • Provide incentives to motivate students
  • Pay for low-income students to participate in field trips or donate clothing, shoes, uniforms, books and school supplies
  • Support school functions such as an academic camp, Parent Training Academy, Open House, Parent Involvement initiatives and sponsor student clubs

Partners can also support the district at various levels such as:

  • Elementary, middle, or high schools
  • Individual school
    or
  • An individual class or program

How the program works

The Canutillo Independent School District identifies potential partners from current relationships with area leaders, recommendations from CISD administration and staff, and voluntary participation of interested community members, business leaders, and district residents.

Partners can choose how they want to participate in the program from a variety of options:

  • Monetary donations
  • In-kind contributions
  • Sponsorships and Event Underwriting
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteerism
  • Leadership and mentorship
  • Community Education

Partners can also choose to help the district as a whole; a particular schooling level, such as elementary, middle, or high schools; an individual school or campus; or an individual class or program.

It’s Easy to Get Started!

To become a CISD Partner in Education, contact Liza Rodriguez at (915) 877-7481 or lrodriguez@canutillo-isd.org.