Kansas City, MO – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce they have received a grant from the Hall Family Foundation the amount of $45,000. The funds will be used to support CIS programming located in Kansas City Public Schools.
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 Hall Family Foundation
The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life. The Hall Family Foundation concentrates its philanthropic efforts on six primary areas of need in the Kansas City Area: Early and K-12 Education; Higher Education; Children, Youth and Families; Neighborhood Revitalization; The Arts; and, Health.