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. With these additions, CIS of Western Nevad... Learn More

Kids need more than academics at school to succeed. Doing it right is the trick.

Many schools have formal and homegrown efforts responding to the impacts of poverty and other adversities on learning. The Universal School Breakfast Program feeds over 14 million students in schools across the country. The Jennings School District in Missouri opened a food pantry, homeless shelter ... Learn More

Incoming Nevada governor Sisolak fleshes out transition team

Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak fleshed out the remaining members of his transition committee Tuesday, naming 28 people from across Nevada from the realms of business, education, government, health care, labor and law enforcement, in addition to constituency group representatives...including Dr. Tiffany Ty... Learn More

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