Communities In Schools of Mid-America receives QuikTrip Community Foundation Grant

Tulsa, OK – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce they have received a grant from QuikTrip Community Foundation. The funds will be used to support the CIS programs in Tulsa 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.

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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 QuikTrip Community Foundation

The mission of the QuikTrip Community Foundation is to wisely invest dollars in community efforts that will help impact (in measurable terms) individuals in our society who are dependent on the charitable support of others. We believe the most effective way to do that is to invest our contribution dollars and volunteers in strategic efforts that help those at risk reach their functional capacity as successful, independent citizens. QuikTrip believes in investing in the communities in which our employees live and work. Every year, QuikTrip donates 5% of our annual net profit to qualified 501c3 non-profit agencies, which includes our United Way campaign match, support for National Safe Place agencies, Folds of Honor scholarships and many other agencies that support at-risk youth and early childhood education.