Census 2020 Community Blog

by Kourtney Woodbury | Resource Development Director of KC, CIS of Mid-America You matter!  This sentiment has been the calling card for the recent decennial Census. You are more than a headcount. You are considered “allocated dollars” that address social needs. Your participation in the Census apportions legislators for state and federal offices. It also […]

Black History: More than just a month

Chasity Hurd | CIS of Mid-America Site Coordinator at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Those who have no record of what their forbearers have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. Carter G. Woodson Woodson, known as the Father of Black History Month, understood these words. Woodson reminds us […]

Sincerity in Relationships

Jen Falletti | CIS of Mid-America Site Coordinator at Lakeside Elementary School in Pittsburg, KS As a Site Coordinator for Communities In Schools (CIS) of Mid-America, coming into a school as a brand new program that helps students succeed can sometimes be off putting for existing school staff. Anyone working at the school could possibly […]

What’s love got to do with it?

Rachel Harrington | CIS of Mid-America’s Field Director of Prevention Services I attended the ESSDACK Moving the Needle Conference for the first time in October, 2018.  It was there that I had the privilege of hearing a gentleman by the name of James Moffett speak.  If you know him and/or have had the opportunity to […]

Temporada de Agradecimiento – Season of Gratitude

Jania Wester | Communities In Schools of Mid-America’s Managing Director in Tulsa, OK Por alguna razón u otra durante el mes de noviembre muchos en EE.UU. tomamos tiempo para pensar en lo que estamos agradecidos. Quizás sea por el Día de Acción de Gracias o porque está cerca de las fiestas navideñas. Sea la razón […]

Let’s Talk About It

by Victoria Partridge | Communities In Schools of Mid-America’s Director of Communications When it comes to picking a blog topic, I always look at what is being celebrated during the month. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Month. Additionally, Red Ribbon Week is highlighted October 23-31, Mental Illness Awareness Week is […]