Western 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 of Nevada Selected as 2022 Noble Deeds Recipient

In the tradition of Noble Deeds Day, created by Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve in 2019, Noble Studios’ philanthropic program, Noble Deeds, is excited to announce that  will receive nearly $200,000 of pro bono digital marketing services in 2022. CIS of Nevada was selected from more than 50 applica... Learn More


CIS of Nevada names Nicole Willis-Grimes Western Nevada Executive Director

CIS Western Nevada also launches the first “CIS Academy” in Washoe County for the 2021-2022 school year. Tami Hance-Lehr, CEO and State Director of (CIS), announces the appointment of Nicole Willis-Grimes to executive director for the organization’s Western Nevada affiliate.

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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

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

Hug High Student Graduating thanks to CIS of Western Nevada!

High school graduation is coming up for thousands of students as a sobering truth lingers. Last year, Nevada had one of the lowest graduation rates in the country at 73 percent. Thanks to help from a , Hug High School, which has one of Washoe County'... Learn More

ASUN Reads to CIS of Western NV Students

WolfPackReadingDay1180x560 Elementary schools across the nation hold reading weeks to encourage student... Learn More

Check out CIS of Western Nevada on the news!

Nevada has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. Only 73 percent of students graduate and for those who quit school, the trajectory of their lives is forever changed. There is a nonprofit on a mission to help students who would otherwise drop out using the simple, yet indesc... Learn More

CIS of Western NV in Reno Gazette-Journal

In the New Year, if you're looking for new ways to give back to our community — whether through charitable giving, volunteering or advocacy work — consider our local students first. No group will have more of an impact on the economic future of our community, city and state than the youngest and... Learn More


Erin Wootan, Chair

Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

Allen Archie

Nevada State Bank

Kitty Bergin

Retired Educator

Victor Carella

Retired Military

Blakely Hume

Nevada Department of Education

Bill Kolton

Retired Educator

Dr. Kristen McNeill

Washoe County School District

Becky Petring

Retired Vice President & Retail Market Sales Manager

Gerardina Rodriguez

Great Basin Federal Credit Union

Jodi Stephens

Stephens Consulting, LLC

Melissa Uhrich

Nevada State Bank

Tom Warley

D. R. Horton

Megan Waugh

Libby Booth Elementary School

Katie Weir

Glenn Duncan Elementary School

Jenny Yeager

Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Annie Zucker

Renown Health