Topeka Community Foundation Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

Topeka, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Greater Topeka Fund grant from the Topeka Community Foundation. The funds will be used to support the CIS programs in Ross and State Street Elementary Schools, and Highland Park, Topeka West and Topeka High Schools.

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. All students enrolled in CIS of Mid-America’s partner schools are eligible for our services at no cost. On average, 81 percent of the students we serve live in poverty, and 66 percent are students of color.

“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

About the Topeka Community Foundation

Since 1983, the Topeka Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in our region through an active partnership with donors and others who believe, as we do, that positive change occurs through effective charitable giving. Today, the Community Foundation manages almost 400 charitable funds established by individuals, families, and businesses and nonprofit organizations. Together, these funds represent ordinary people who have made extraordinary commitments to our community.