Central Kansas Community Foundation Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America with Kids FUNd Grant

Newton, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 grant from the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children through the Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF).  The funds will be used to support the CIS program located at El Dorado Middle School.

Communities In Schools of Mid-America focuses its work in schools and beyond, connecting at-risk students with community resources – such as food, clothing, school supplies and medical care – to help remove barriers to their academic success.

“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,” stated CIS National Board Chair Elaine Wynn.


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 with 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 Communities In Schools of Mid-America

The CKCF based in Newton, Kansas is thriving as a viable community foundation serving Newton while also being host to numerous affiliate community foundations throughout central Kansas. The Central Kansas Community Foundation was originally founded in 1994. Following a stable history serving a tri-county area the foundation merged in 2009 with the well-established Greater Newton Community Foundation. Today, the CKCF continues to demonstrate a commitment to strengthening communities across the entire Central Kansas region.