Affiliate Development Specialist

Lawrence, Kansas Communities In Schools of Mid-America (CIS of Mid-America) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as Affiliate Development Specialist for the CIS of Mid-America State Office. The VISTA member will be responsible for the growth and enhancement of state office core program development, alternative services program development, and resource development efforts through […]

“People to Watch: Jania Wester works to keep kids in school” by Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World

You can take Jania Wester out of the schools, but apparently you can’t take the schools out of Jania Wester. Wester (whose first name is pronounced “Honya”), spent 18 years in Tulsa Public Schools as a teacher and administrator before leaving to help care for her ailing mother. Now, Wester works with Communities In Schools […]

One Powerful Relationship

Fall is my favorite season.  Watching the leaves change, feeling the crisp air, walking into a warm home after being outside on a chilly day, and spending extra time with family and friends are just a few of the reasons that I’m grateful for fall.  As I focus on gratitude this holiday season, there is […]


  It seems fitting that our first blog entry coincides with the start of the school year. It’s late August 2018, and if school hasn’t begun in your community, it soon will. In our blog, you’ll hear from a variety of writers…staff members, board members, stakeholders, community members, and others.  We’ll cover a lot of topics, […]