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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.

Topeka High School Students Spend the Day as 26-Year Olds

Topeka, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Topeka and Topeka Public Schools, is hosting FutureNow: Finance at Topeka High School on Wednesday, November 2, and Thursday, November 3, 2022. FutureNow: Finance is a financial literacy simulation that gives students a hands-on opportunity to pay bills and […]

CIS of Mid-America #StaffSpotlight – Nate Thies

Today’s #StaffSpotlight highlights Program Director and Employee of the Month for March, Nate Thies! When Nate was nominated for employee of the month, his nominator said, “It has been very enjoyable to team up with Nate. His leadership style gives his teammates that very feeling – that we are on the same team, and in this together.” […]


“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!”