PARSONS and PITTSBURG, KANSAS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) is pleased to announce it has received a $4,000 Elm Acres Foundation grant through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas. Funding from this grant will provide support for students that CIS of Mid-America is currently serving at schools in Parsons and Pittsburg, Kansas.
The Elm Acres Foundation provides support to at-risk youth in the Southeast Kansas community (Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette Counties) and supports entities that provide services for at-risk youth, as well as supporting the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.
About Communities In Schools of Mid-America®
Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) is part of the nation’s largest organization dedicated to empowering underserved students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. We do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids – regardless of the challenges they may face – have what they need to realize their potential. The CIS of Mid-America™ network, with its central office in Lawrence, KS, provides services in 70 schools to approximately 39,000 students each year by placing Student Support Coordinators directly inside the schools to work with students. Learn more at www.cismidamerica.org.
About the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas
Founded in 2001 by a group of citizens interested in encouraging philanthropy and strengthening communities, the Community Foundation has awarded over $16.9 million in grants through its donor-advised, unrestricted, designated, field-of-interest, scholarship, and agency funds. It is one of more than 800 community foundations in the country and is a member of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations. The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosts individual charitable funds created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community. Grants from these funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and beyond. Call 620-231-8897 with questions about the Community Foundation.