Emporia, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $4,000 grant from the Emporia Community Foundation through the 79 Fund. The funds will support students at CIS programs in Logan Avenue, Walnut, William Allen White Elementary Schools, and Emporia High School.
Communities In Schools of Mid-America focuses its work in schools and beyond, connecting at-risk students with community resources such as food, clothing, school supplies, and medical care to help remove barriers to their academic success, working holistically to solve issues as they arise for students.
“We are thankful for the support of our community partners,” stated CIS of Mid-America Executive Director Malissa Martin. “Their commitment to our services makes a difference in the lives of the students and families we serve.”
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 Emporia Community Foundation
The Emporia Community Foundation (ECF) connects the diverse citizens and communities of its six contiguous counties through the charitable actions of a variety of funds established for the purpose of bettering the lives of individuals within its communities. As a 501c3 Foundation, the ECF continues the traditional Kansas heritage of providing nonprofit service and supporting the charitable giving requests of donors who wish to enrich the quality of life of local citizens. ECF represents the Kansas counties of Lyon, Chase, Greenwood, Morris, Osage, Coffey and Wabaunsee.
About the 79 Fund
The emphasis of the 79 Fund is to evaluate and analyze the charitable needs of the Emporia Community with emphasis on long-term improvements to the quality of lives of the children in Emporia.