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.”  

Chaparral Principal to receive CIS National “All In For Students” Award

Chaparral High School Principal Lolo James appreciates the value of a mentor. Growing up in Long Beach, California, in a low-income neighborhood, James had a football coach who stressed the importance of coming to school and making wise choices. “He made me see life in a different lens, and ... Learn More