Douglas County Community Foundation Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

LAWRENCE, KANSAS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) is pleased to announce it has received an $8,500 Momentum Grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation. Funding from this grant will support the students that CIS of Mid-America is currently serving at Prairie Park Elementary School.

Momentum Grants fuel projects and programs that help people in Douglas County who face poverty build momentum as they take steps to reach their potential and positively impact the community.

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

About the Douglas County Community Foundation

The mission of the Douglas County Community Foundation is to enrich the quality of life in the communities of Douglas County by building philanthropic resources and relationships, providing attractive options for donors to make philanthropic contributions, and being a catalyst for the betterment of the lives of the citizens of Douglas County. The Foundation is a community leader convening government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, and coordinating resources to create positive change. Learn more at