Every Student Counts

Supporting the Whole Student

CIS WNV Group Photo with Trander Middle School Students and School Bus

Lives Change Here.

When Nevada middle school student Mercedes says, “If it wasn’t for CIS, I’d probably be in jail right now,” her voice cracks just slightly before she adds, “Having something to look forward to and having something to work for — earning something — makes everything a lot better.”

At Communities In Schools of Nevada, we believe that every student, regardless of race, gender, ability, ZIP code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their full potential in school and beyond. Testimonials like Mercedes’ and the countless others show that the connections forged between students and site coordinators are deep and life-long. When you see how much the CIS of Nevada program has changed their lives, you can’t help but root for them to achieve everything they set out to do. 

Let’s talk about facts for a moment, because the situation on the ground is an extremely challenging one. 
of Nevada public school students live in poverty
Chance we can solve this together
Poverty is the top barrier to education, according to teachers

The Solution: CIS of Nevada  

As the leading stay-in-school organization in the state, we see greatness in every child. In them, we see deep potential, a promise waiting to be realized. 

So, we go where they need us—understanding their needs and listening to their dreams from the inside-out and the outside-in. 

And in every step we take together, we help them find the strength and confidence to look within and see what we see — a bright future that’s theirs for the taking. 

Community by community, school by school, child by child—we are all in this together. 

“If it wasn’t for CIS, I don’t think that I would probably be here today.”
Dominic, CIS Student

site coordinator

Listen. Care. Take Action.

Our site coordinators challenge the status quo. They see a problem and come up with unique solutions on a student-by-student basis to help that young person grow, thrive and achieve.

How Site Coordinators Help

Whatever It Takes

Our approach is more complicated than a simple phrase, but “whatever it takes” hits the mark like no other. We pour resources into a students’ school and family life. 

We work to tear down barriers that stand in their way. We work tirelessly to create an equitable path to education. We are in schools to help kids stay in school. Doesn’t every child deserve an equal chance? 

Our Roots Run Deep

With a history that spans six decades and origins in New York, our story is one of constant honing, refinement and adapting to the needs of students across the nation. 

Our Story

Locations Across Nevada

Serving nearly 90,000 students across the Silver State, Communities In Schools of Nevada covers every corner, from Reno to Elko, to Las Vegas and many points beyond.

Where We Are
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