Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

WATERLOO, IOWA – Communities In Schools of Mid-America® (CIS of Mid-America™) is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the Jay and Kathy Agness Education Fund and the Lowell J. Walker Fund through the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. Funding from this grant will support the students that CIS of Mid-America is currently serving at Central Middle School and the George Washington Carver Academy.

CIS of Mid-America directly serves over 100 students in Waterloo, providing a variety of support that makes a difference to students, teachers, and families. “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 Jay and Kathy Agness Education Fund

The Jay and Kathy Agness Education Fund will support education in a variety of ways. Grants from the fund will be used as seed money for innovative and educational programs, to reward excellence in teaching and scholarship and for student scholarships. Learn more at https://www.cfneia.org/giving/find-a-fund/808.

About the Lowell J. Walker Fund

The Lowell J. Walker Fund benefits youth and children in education in Black Hawk County, Iowa.

About the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is a convener, collaborator, and catalyst working to develop solutions and create equitable opportunities. We identify needs, foster partnerships, share ideas, and connect resources to create sustainable change making our communities vibrant places of thriving people. Learn more at https://www.cfneia.org/.

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