CIS of Nevada Announces First Recipient of the Elaine P. Wynn Stronger Together Scholarship

Communities In Schools of Nevada has announced the inaugural recipient of the Elaine P. Wynn Stronger Together Scholarship, a new four-year scholarship created this year specifically for CIS case-managed high school seniors. The scholarship was created to award a student who has dug deep within t... Learn More

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 receives $150,000 Gift from The William N. Pennington Foundation

Gift brings the Pennington Foundation’s total contribution to more than $700,000 over the past decade

Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) has received a $150,000 donation from The William N. Pennington Foundation for the CIS northe... Learn More

Communities In Schools of Nevada names new board member, Erin Wootan

Raymond Specht, founder of Specht Leadership Consulting and chairman of the board of Communitites In Schools of Nevada, announces the addition of Erin Wootan to the board.

Wootan is director of resort marketing at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino where she oversees casino special events, ent... Learn More

Nevada Gold Mines renews commitment to Communities In Schools of Nevada with $320,000 investment in support of Clark, Elko, Humboldt County schools

Donation brings Nevada Gold Mines’ total contribution to the nonprofit to more than $3.3 million over the past 12 years.

Communities In Schools of Nevada received a $320,000 donation from Nevada Gold Mines (NGM), a joint venture  between Barrick (61.5%) and Newmont (38... Learn More

CIS of Nevada Recognized by Nevada Association of School Boards for Outstanding Contribution to Public Education

CIS of Nevada CEO and State Director, Tami Hance-Lehr honored with Executive Director’s Award during awards reception

CIS of Nevada CEO and State Director, Tami Hance-Lehr honored with Executive Director’s Award during awards reception

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CIS of Nevada raises over $920,000 at annual fundraiser Today for Tomorrow: Together, honoring CIS founding chairperson, Elaine Wynn

Communities In Schools of Nevada has raised over $920,000 during its annual Today for Tomorrow fundraising campaign and gala, in support of more than 75,000 vulnerable students statewide. This year’s record-breaking amount exceeds the nonprofit’s 2019 fundraising amount by more than 30 percen... 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 of Nevada names Debbie Palacios, accomplished education leader and a former director with CCSD, Southern Nevada Executive Director

Superintendent Jara, others, offer congratulations to Palacios and recognize retiring Southern Nevada executive director, Cheri Ward, for her decade of service to the nonprofit. Tami Hance-Lehr, CEO and State Director for Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), announces the appointment of Debbie... Learn More