Elko: Community Foundation awards grants at county fair

The Community Foundation of Elko County, established in 2015, has a clear mission: to connect people who care with causes that matter. The foundation is a permanent endowment, continually growing through planned gifts so that Elko County has an ongoing source of funding to address unknown and unm... Learn More

FILL THE BUS: $154,000 worth of school supplies collected

Generous community partners also presented cash donations, bringing the event total to over $167,000. * Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada’s (CIS of Southern Nevada) sixth annual Fill the Bus school supply drive collected school supplies valued at over $150,000 for underserved Clark C... Learn More

When the economy and families fail to provide, schools have to step in

While dropout prevention programs are largely associated with high schools, those teenage decisions are often rooted in missed benchmarks and habits formed at a younger age. Examples: chronic tardiness, absenteeism, and not meeting widely accepted academic benchmarks (like reading proficiency by thi... Learn More

CIS of Western Nevada program expands into two Washoe County schools

Drop out prevention non profit, "Communities In Schools of Western Nevada", has started the 2018-19 school year with an expansion into two new Washoe County schools. The two new schools added are Anderson Elementary and Glenn Duncan Elementary School.  

Henderson ‘turnaround’ school gets partner to address off-campus issues

This spring, Taylor Elementary became a “turnaround” school, meaning the district is boosting support and providing new leadership in an effort to turn the academic tide. The school also is getting assistance from the national nonprofit Communities in Schools, which provides a one-stop shop t... Learn More

Las Vegas group on a mission to fight poverty, keep kids in school

For many children in Las Vegas, the recession isn’t over. Not even close. Some are homeless, some will have their only meals at school, some are the primary caregivers for their siblings. They face economic and social problems that haven’t been cured by the recovery — wage stagnation, un... Learn More

Elaine Wynn to be honored for Outstanding Public Service by a Private Citizen

 National Board Chair, and founding Chairperson of CIS of Nevada,  will receive the S. Roger Horchow Award for Outstanding Public Service by a Private Citizen. Wynn has established herself as a savvy business leader, an indomitable crusader for children’s welfare and an influential philanthropi... Learn More

Op-ed: At-risk students aren’t lazy; they’re battling barriers

It’s easy to assume that a high school dropout chose to abandon his or her education. Nevada’s low education ranking on a national scale can also contribute to the myth that our schools are made of unmotivated, disengaged or lazy students — but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many o... Learn More

The Power Within 2018

  Students with Communities In Schools work every day to break through obstacles placed in their way, and the CIS site coordinators within those schools help students along the way. Every year, CIS of Southern Nevada hosts The Power Within, an event to celebrate and recognize the huge st... Learn More

Las Vegas students embrace anti-bullying ‘No Place for Hate’

    “The hearts represent a place for students at this school,” said Rhonda Martines, site coordinator for Communities In Schools at Ronzone Elementary. “I wanted them to know that they have a place here. They should feel safe. We are here to help them.”