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.”