What Calvin Is Made Of

Calvin* lives in a single-parent home with his father. Calvin lives with constant doubt, worry, and continually questions his existence. These feelings were often mistaken in school for lack of motivation, disrespect, and rebellion. During his freshman year of high school, Calvin had low grades and behavioral issues. His father felt he had no answers […]

City of El Dorado Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

El Dorado, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the City of El Dorado. The funds will be used to support the Communities In Schools program located at El Dorado Middle School. Communities In Schools of Mid-America focuses its work in schools and beyond, […]

City of Garden City Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

Garden City, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $4,000 grant from the City of Garden City. The funds will be used to support the Communities In Schools program located at Garden City High School. Communities In Schools of Mid-America focuses its work in schools and beyond, […]

Earl Bane Foundation Supports Communities In Schools of Mid-America

Salina, KS – Communities In Schools of Mid-America is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Earl Bane Foundation. The funds will be used to support the Communities In Schools programs located at Salina’s Lakewood Middle School and Central High School. Communities In Schools of Mid-America focuses its work in schools […]

Dodge City Student Receives Scholarship from Communities In Schools of Mid-America

Dodge City, KS – Communities In Schools (CIS) of Mid-America, an affiliate of the national organization that empowers all students to stay in school and on a path to graduation, announced the recipient of its annual scholarship opportunity. Jimena Cartagena, of Dodge City High School in Dodge City, KS, has been chosen as this year’s […]

Black History: More than just a month

Chasity Hurd | CIS of Mid-America Site Coordinator at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Those who have no record of what their forbearers have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. Carter G. Woodson Woodson, known as the Father of Black History Month, understood these words. Woodson reminds us […]

Highland Park High School Students Spend the Day as 26-Year Olds

Topeka, KS – On Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, students at Highland Park High School will participate in FutureNow: Finance, a financial literacy program of Communities In Schools of Mid-America. The FutureNow: Finance program is supported by a financial stability impact grant from the United Way of Greater Topeka. This financial literacy program […]