With Schools Closed, CIS Scramble to Assist

Many of the 320,000 students in the Clark County School District rely on their schools for more than learning.

Nearly two-thirds of the district’s students qualify for free or reduced meals in the school cafeteria. And nonprofit groups typically deliver their services on campus.

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Inequality in Education (13 Action News Special)

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Bridging the Divide is a 13 Action News series that discusses race and equality in Las Vegas.

In this community discussion, we address inequality in education. How race, class and gender still impact how students are treated.

The full special can be seen .

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A Pandemic Makes it Even More Difficult to Get Resources

A Pandemic Makes it Even More Difficult to Get Resources to the Students Who Most Need Them — Enter Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada

Author: Sarah Goicoechea, Executive Director, Communities in Schools of Northeastern Nevada

Those of us who l... Learn More

Wherever Our Kids Are, Whatever It Takes

‘Communities In Schools Is Here to Break Down Barriers to Academic Success and Graduation’

Author: Sarah Goicoechea, Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada

August is synonymous with back-to-school — a time typically filled w... Learn More

Nonprofit Undergoes Paradigm Shift

When Maria Ruiz learned a student’s mother had been laid off and food was running low in the household, she knew one thing might cheer him up — hot Takis.

So Ruiz, a site coordinator for Communities In Schools in Elko, stopped at a gas station for the spicy snack and scrawled a ha... Learn More

Light the World Giving Machines Now Open

Giving Machines, part of the #LighttheWorld annual campaign, are now open in Las Vegas at Downtown Summerlin. Imagine going to a vending machine and being able to purchase school supplies, a dental procedure, or a pair of eyeglasses for a Las Vegas student. Or food for a local family in need, materi... Learn More

New CIS of Nevada CEO Announced!

We are proud to announce Tami Hance-Lehr as our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since joining the Nevada office in Sept. 2017, Hance-Lehr brings unparalleled expertise & passion to the position. “Tami has a proven track record including interim CEO, as the CIS Resource Development Director,... 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. With these additions, CIS of Western Nevada will... 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