Topeka Community Foundation Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America with Healthy Lifestyles Grant

Topeka, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Greater Topeka Fund/Healthy Lifestyles grant from the Topeka Community Foundation. The funds will be used to support the CIS programs in Ross and State Street Elementary Schools, and Highland Park, Topeka West and Topeka High Schools.

According to the Topeka Community Foundation, the Healthy Lifestyle grants provide funding for programs/projects that directly and positively change health habits, behaviors and/or lifestyles for residents in Nemaha, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Douglas, Wabaunsee, Osage and Lyon Counties.

“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.

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.

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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 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 the Topeka Community Foundation

Since 1983, the Topeka Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in our region through an active partnership with donors and others who believe, as we do, that positive change occurs through effective charitable giving. Today, the Community Foundation manages almost 400 charitable funds established by individuals, families, and businesses and nonprofit organizations. Together, these funds represent ordinary people who have made extraordinary commitments to our community.