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Surrounding students with a community of support

empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools of Mid-America works directly inside schools, building relationships that equip students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.

Communities In Schools of Mid-America is Off to the Races!

Lawrence, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™), an affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, is racing to the finish line in the 27th Annual Sertoma Great Topeka Duck Race.   On September 17th, more than 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into Topeka’s Lake Shawnee for […]

#StaffSpotlight – Winter Moore

Today’s #StaffSpotlight highlights Student Support Coordinator and Employee of the Month for September, Winter Moore! When Winter was nominated for employee of the month, her nominator said, “The depth of knowledge Winter brings to CIS, Fort Scott Middle School, and everyone she interacts with is extraordinary. The passion she has for her work and students on an […]


“I’ve changed from last year. I feel more in control now.”

“Sam started this school year a little rough and was constantly in the focus room for poor behavior choices.”

“We don’t have to be blood to be brothers.”

“Teachers had become frustrated, sharing that they struggled to teach the kids because they couldn’t see the board.”

“I am so thankful for everything you did! Thank you for being there and going above and beyond us!”