Communities In Schools of Mid-America Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Students Succeed

Lawrence, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America, an affiliate of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to helping students succeed in school and achieve in life, celebrates its 25th anniversary in September 2020. What started as a single-person, non-profit agency in 1995 has grown into a more than 80-person workforce. The organization annually supports more than 35,000 students located through its multi-state region.

CIS of Mid-America President & CEO, Malissa Martin said, “It has been an absolute honor to watch this agency grow and evolve to meet the needs of our young people and their families. This would not have been possible without the support we receive from our volunteers, funders, community partners, and schools. On behalf of all of CIS of Mid-America and the more than 300,000 students we have helped throughout our 25 years, we thank you for your continued support of our work.”

To celebrate, CIS of Mid-America kicks off its 25th Anniversary Campaign with the release an updated logo and a celebratory message from the President & CEO, which can be viewed on non-profit’s website. Over the next 12 months and in recognition of its 25 years, the agency plans to host virtual events and raise funds to support its mission. More information can be found at


About Communities In Schools of Mid-America

CIS of Mid-America celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020. What began as a statewide network in 1995, serving communities across the state of Kansas, the agency now also serves communities in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Missouri. As an affiliate of the national non-profit Communities In Schools®, this regional approach allows CIS of Mid-America to streamline the services provided to struggling students and their families. The CIS of Mid-America network currently provides services in 57 schools to more than 35,000 students each year by placing individuals directly inside the schools to work with students.