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Surrounding students with a community of support

empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools of Mid-America works directly inside schools, building relationships that equip students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

Communities In Schools of Mid-America Welcomes New Board Members

Lawrence, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) today announced five new board members: Tasha R. Fridia of Norman, OK; Matthew R. Gilbert, Esq., of Waterloo, IA; Ellen Goodmann Miller of Dubugue, IA; Edgar Palacios of Kansas City, MO; and Cokethea N. Hill, Ph.D., of Kansas City, MO. CIS of Mid-America is […]

What Hannah is Made Of

Hannah* regularly eats lunch with her Student Support Coordinator and has for several school years. This year, the Student Support Coordinator noticed Hannah was coming in with more energy and even a smile on her face sometimes, which is a significant change from last year. Hannah has a history of depression and anxiety, but last […]


“I’ve changed from last year. I feel more in control now.”

“Sam started this school year a little rough and was constantly in the focus room for poor behavior choices.”

“We don’t have to be blood to be brothers.”

“Teachers had become frustrated, sharing that they struggled to teach the kids because they couldn’t see the board.”

“I am so thankful for everything you did! Thank you for being there and going above and beyond us!”