You Can Help!
In Nevada, 94 students are dropping out every school day. That means more than 23,900 Nevada students per year will end up in poor health, in low-paying jobs, relying on government assistance and more likely to end up incarcerated or a teen parent.
Schools alone cannot solve the dropout crisis. Children need families and communities advocating for them too. You, your friends, family and employer can make a difference by speaking up. There are multiple ways that you can get involved within our community.
We invite you to volunteer with us! Whether you have a few minutes or are interested in a long-term commitment, we have opportunities for you. Get started by clicking on the link to complete your Volunteer Application Form. Please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-770-7611 if you have questions or for more information.
Donate School Supplies
Donations of school supplies, uniforms and shoes give our students the tools and confidence they need be successful. For a list of current needs, please contact us at 702-770-7611.
Support CIS with your Goodwill Donation
Next time you make a donation to your local Goodwill Center, let them know you want to support the CIS-Goodwill Charity Gift Card Program. Fill out the form below, and include with your donation at any Goodwill store in town. You gain more closet space and support Goodwill and CIS all at once.
By simply doing your regular or holiday shopping online, you can ensure that CIS receives a donation with every purchase. Register with Amazon Smile and iGive to shop with thousands of online retailers who will donate a portion of your purchase amount to CIS. Giving couldn’t be easier!
Become a Member of The Community
Join the group of diverse, influential individuals with a common goal: uniting to make a difference in the dropout crisis in our state. Find out how you can become a member of The Community and help change lives, one child at a time.
Worrying about the value of your next trade in? Why not donate it and support students in need. We’ll find the most value from your donated vehicle, and get you more towards your tax deductions next year.
Donations are tax deductible and donors will receive an end-of-year tax deduction. To donate or learn more, access our car donation site or call 877-4-THE-CIS or 877-484-3247 and a representative will explain the details including tax benefits and same-day service.
Join the Letter Writing Campaign
Congress is working to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which represents the federal government’s largest commitment to K-12 education. The reauthorization of this legislation provides an amazing opportunity to generate significant support for the Communities In Schools network.
We are working to amend the ESEA to include a competitive grant that would fund nonprofits and schools working together to provide integrated student services. This proposal, if included in the legislation, would allow Communities In Schools’ local affiliates to effectively compete for federal resources to fund their work in schools.
Write your local representative from our website.
Write to Your Representatives
To make sure all of Nevada’s children are receiving the support they need to stay in school and graduate, we need to make sure that the education of our youth is the top priority of our legislators. By writing to your representative, you can make it clear that the future of our youth needs to be their top priority. Speak up for the thousands of Nevada children who will not make it to their high school graduation.
You can use the link below to find out who your local representative is and where to send your letter. It is through these personal connections that we can create positive change.
Find your local representative at the Nevada General Assembly