Family and Student Support

Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools is an on-campus support program for students. It provides academic, social and emotional support for students in both a group and individual settings. CIS is here to help students not only be successful in school but also in life. 

Communities in Schools at Eastside offers several programs to support students within CIS including:

XY Zone  A leadership program for students that idenitfy as male that allows for students to participate in community service projects on campus and in the community.

Compass to College (C2C) Program This program raises awareness of higher education and career opportunities, develops pre-employment skills, promotes peer and leadership characteristics, and builds self-esteem and social abilities for future success.

If you are interested in learning more about CIS please feel free to go to CIS of Central Texas website or contact Program Manager Xenia Estrada at her email,


GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a seven year federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education promoting college readiness and success through multiple strategies, this program is offered at all of the Austin ISD Early College High Schools. GEAR UP is a program specifically for the Class of 2024 led by Laura Olvera. GEAR UP Offerings include, job site visits, college visits, tutoring, workshops on various topics, college prep, and more! For any questions please feel free to contact your Eastside Gear Up Facilitator at 

Social Services

Hello Eastside community! My name is Francis Carrillo and I am the Social Services Specialist at Eastside Early College High School. As the School Social Worker I work alongside the student support services team. Sometimes many of us need extra support in school and often problems in life affect how we are doing. Nevertheless, I am here to help! All services are completely free, voluntary and confidential.

Services offered to students and families include:

  • Support groups for a variety of topics including teen pregnancy, emotions management, college and career readiness, and other topics
  • Individual counseling for crisis, short term, and as needed situations
  • Community resource information and referrals for homelessness and housing support
  • Family meetings as necessary
  • School supplies and backpacks as available
  • Clothing closet and hygiene items
  • Food pantry

If there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to contact me. Paws Up Panthers!
Office Phone: 512-414-5810 ext. 23579
Google Voice: 512-360-8277