Success Story: Javangeline

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The beginning of the year was a challenge for her, but when Javangeline started participating in after school activities, like wrestling, she began to find an outlet. After regular check-ins with Communities In Schools, she expressed her desire to not just meet her goals but to exceed them. To do so, Javangeline started eating her […]

Success Story: Darren

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Darren has the biggest heart. This wonderful trait can also get him into trouble. He is often the first person to jump in to a fight to break it up. Early in the morning of September 3rd, Darren was at a party with a friend. A fight broke out and Darren jumped in to pull […]

Community Outreach Event to Inspire Crossroads Preparatory Students

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Kansas City, MO – Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization. CIS of Mid-America, an affiliate of the national organization, provides support services to more than 35,000 students located in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Oklahoma. On March 25, CIS of Mid-America will host “Motivational Monday”, where various women […]

Affiliate Development Specialist

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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 […]

One Powerful Relationship

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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 […]