Archive for December, 2015

National blog series student takes the reins to spotlight local food pantry

December 30, 2015   |   No Comments

Success: more than 500 cans collected! Communities In Schools of Mid-America at Southwest Kansas student Logen Black saw a need and she took action to help fulfill that need. Through her Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club at Ashland Junior & Senior High School, Logen was involved in the project for December – a canned food […]

Partnering to Mentor More

December 21, 2015   |   No Comments

Kansas Mentors is a statewide mentoring partnership that connects existing mentoring programs with one another and serves as a resource center for communities wishing to start a program. Kansas Mentors works to promote the great mentoring opportunities found throughout the state. As Kansas Mentors celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016, CIS of Mid-America is proud to […]

Students provide warmth to hearts and homes

December 15, 2015   |   No Comments

Several Communities in Schools of Mid-America Northeast Kansas students are part of an ongoing project at Kennedy Elementary called PRIDE Families, a school-wide program established as a way for students to connect with students from other grades and a caring school staff member on a regular basis. Knowing all too well the cold Kansas winter was ahead, Communities in Schools […]

Students relate to importance of giving

December 14, 2015   |   No Comments

It’s a season of giving across the nation but kids it the Communities in Schools of Mid-America Northeast Kansas program at Shaner Elementary know just how important it is within each home, to each person in need of important resources. Through a school-wide community service project, students and their families collected hundreds of cans of […]

Communities In Schools (CIS) Praises Congress for Passing the Every Student Succeeds Act & Providing Resources for Low-Income Students

December 9, 2015   |   No Comments

Contact: Janene Gier | 785-856-1763 | janene.gier@cismidamerica.org   Communities In Schools (CIS) Praises Congress for Passing the Every Student Succeeds Act & Providing Resources for Low-Income Students CIS Succeeds in Helping Local Communities Access Critical Funds for Poorest Students Lawrence, Kan.- Dec. 09, 2015 – Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention […]