Communities In Schools of Mid-America receives E.L. & Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation Grant

Emporia, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce they have received a grant from E.L. & Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation in the amount of $15,000. The funds will be used to support the CIS programs located at Logan Avenue Elementary School, Walnut Elementary School, and Emporia High 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 El & Z Irene Hopkins Foundation

The E.L. and Z. Irene Hopkins Foundation is a private foundation established primarily to benefit children in Lyon County, Chase County, Morris County and Coffey County, Kansas. The Foundation’s mission is to provide support and funding for programs that will help improve, in tangible ways, the quality of life and life circumstances of children and the people that serve children.