• Sambavi Venkatesan currently serves as the Communities In Schools Program Manager at the Gateway D.A.E.P. School. 

    About Sambavi: Sambavi is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-I) and has a background in clinical mental health.  She obtained her bachelor’s degrees from The University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em!) and her master’s degree from The George Washington University.  Sambavi is passionate about empowering youth and is excited to partner with Gateway to bring Communities In Schools programming (including counseling, academic guidance, and behavioral/mental health support) to the school this year. 

    About Communities In Schools (CIS): CIS is a school-based program that has full-time, dedicated social service professionals working year-round on elementary, middle, and high school campuses with the highest concentrations of students living in poverty.  The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Whether it’s counseling, academic assistance, school supplies, food, or positive role models, CIS is there to help students overcome obstacles and return to the classroom ready to learn. CIS empowers students to stay in school and on track to graduate so they can be successful in life. Learn more at https://ciscentraltexas.org/.

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