Archive for January, 2016

Powerful partnership in play

January 25, 2016   |   No Comments

Communities In Schools of Mid-America at Central Kansas Affiliate Director Victoria Partridge and Executive Director of the Salina Area United Way Amanda Michaelis had the great honor of presenting at the┬áCommunities In Schools National Town Hall Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, in January. “We had a GREAT time presenting and have already received some positive […]

We need you! Sign up to volunteer and make a difference!

January 22, 2016   |   No Comments

  Reality U$ is back and ready for the spring semester! We will be in Topeka West, Highland Park, Topeka High and Capital City School this semester and we are needing A LOT of volunteers in the upcoming months! Below you will find the sign-ups for Topeka West and Highland Park and Topeka High. Capital […]

“The highlight of my year”

January 20, 2016   |   No Comments

Who says the great news about giving has to end in December? We received this wonderful update from Communities In Schools of Central Kansas Site Coordinator Nikkee Byard and couldn’t resist sharing her excitement about the Angel Tree program at Hutchinson High School. Project Angel Tree 2015: Hutchinson High School A total of 109 students […]

The unforgotten mentor

January 12, 2016   |   No Comments

CIS of Mid-America celebrates #mentoringmonth! “My 5th grade teacher was one of the most influential individuals in my life, and continues to be.” CIS of Mid-America of Northeast Kansas Site Coordinator Whitney Ellis says Mrs. Weeks was the toughest yet kindness and empowering teacher she’s ever had. “She saw potential in each student and encouraged […]

The great influence of a model mentor

January 8, 2016   |   No Comments

In honor of #mentoringmonth, Communities In Schools of Mid-America at Tulsa Affiliate Director Jania Wester shares the great influence of her own mentor. My first mentor was my principal when I started my teaching career at Kendall-Whittier Elementary. This was, at the time, the largest elementary school in the district and larger than all but […]

Stellar Tulsa Site Coordinator in Top Running for Veronica Awards

January 5, 2016   |   No Comments

Communities In Schools at Tulsa Site Coordinator Jennifer Boyer has a servant’s heart and the drive of a team leader. The data she gathers on a weekly basis informs what needs her students may have and she acts upon that immediately. She believes in empowering her students and families instead of enabling them. Jennifer fully […]