Supporting the Whole Student
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.
The Solution: CIS of Nevada
As the leading dropout organization in the state, we work hard to see the 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
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.
Locations Across Nevada
Serving 87,653 students across the Silver State, Communities In Schools of Nevada covers every corner, from Reno to Elko, to Las Vegas and many points beyond.