El Dorado, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce they have received a grant from the Central Kansas Community Foundation, through the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund, in the amount of $3,000. The funds will be used to support the CIS program located at El Dorado Middle School.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them to succeed in life. CIS of Mid-America provides support services to more than 35,000 students located in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
“Kids can come to school with great teachers, but if they are poorly clothed or have a bad family situation, they are not receptive to learning that day. Children have to be treated holistically to solve these issues.”CIS National Board Chair Elaine Wynn
CIS of Mid-America focuses its work exclusively inside K-12 schools, connecting at-risk students with community resources – such as food, clothing, school supplies and medical care – to help remove barriers to their academic success.
About Communities In Schools of Mid-America
Communities In Schools (CIS) of Mid-America is part of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working inside more than 50 schools across Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids – regardless of the challenges they may face – have what they need to realize their potential.
About Central Kansas Community Foundation
The mission of CKCF is Building Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving. Located in Newton, CKCF is a host foundation to 20 affiliates in the central Kansas region, supporting rural philanthropy.