Northeastern Nevada


CIS of Nevada supported students achieve a 92 percent graduation rate for the 2020-2021 school year

Longtime CIS corporate partner, Bank of America, congratulates the Class of 2022 on their accomplishments!

Communities In Schools Nevada celebrates its students for achieving a 92 percent graduation rate for the 2020-2021 school year, 13 percent higher than the statewide average graduation... Learn More

CIS Students Achieve a 90% Graduation Rate for the 2019-2020 School Year

For students receiving case management, the organization’s most intensive intervention, the figure is 6 percent higher than statewide average; model shown to significantly close opportunity gaps for students living in poverty and students of color

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All Nevada students can now access internet from home, group says

Las Vegas Review Journal

The organizers of an initiative to improve Nevada students’ access to distance learning said Tuesday that all state students now have access to a computer and internet at home.

Connecting Kids Nevada — a public-private partnership between dozens of commu... Learn More

A Pandemic Makes it Even More Difficult to Get Resources

A Pandemic Makes it Even More Difficult to Get Resources to the Students Who Most Need Them — Enter Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada

Author: Sarah Goicoechea, Executive Director, Communities in Schools of Northeastern Nevada

Those of us who l... Learn More

Wherever Our Kids Are, Whatever It Takes

‘Communities In Schools Is Here to Break Down Barriers to Academic Success and Graduation’

Author: Sarah Goicoechea, Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada

August is synonymous with back-to-school — a time typically filled w... Learn More

Nonprofit Undergoes Paradigm Shift

When Maria Ruiz learned a student’s mother had been laid off and food was running low in the household, she knew one thing might cheer him up — hot Takis.

So Ruiz, a site coordinator for Communities In Schools in Elko, stopped at a gas station for the spicy snack and scrawled a ha... Learn More

School safety nets: mental health resources attend to emotional, physical needs of students

  ELKO – What does Elko County need to keep schools safe?
Debate in the last two months has centered around whether to arm teachers and staff, or add metal detectors and door jambs for increased security if a student br... Learn More

CIS of NE Nevada on American Graduate Day!

Watch Melissa Aguirre, Executive Director of CIS of Northeastern Nevada interviewed on American Graduate Day!

Child poverty rate a statewide problem

Some interesting facts about children living in poverty in Nevada came to light recently with the publication of the annual Kids Count Data Book. We took a closer look at the data after Barrick Gold Corp.


Lisa Turner, Chair
Broker Salesperson, EXP Realty/Koinonia Construction

Nicole Lewis
Nevada State Bank

Vicky Blair
Algerio/Q-Team Realty

Lauren Landa
Attorney, Goicoechea, DiGrazia, Coyle, & Stanton, Ltd.

Emma Smith
Nevada Gold Mines

Iolanda Gillins
Community Advocate

Bobbi Shanks
Elko County School District

Raechelle Bogdon
Nevada Gold Mines

Amy Bell
McEwen Mining

Colby Corbitt 
Humboldt County School District

Denni Byrd

6th Judicial District Court