Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in Communities In Schools of Nevada!

This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000.

As of August 2016, our current funding priorities are:

Program Support for our Integrated Student Support Services Model

CIS of Nevada provides direct student support services that are integrated into the school community. Services are provided based upon assessments of the needs of the entire school population, as well as the needs of individual students. At each school, the full-time, highly trained CIS Site Coordinator facilitates programs and services in the following ways:

Tier 1 – School-wide services and resources designed to foster a positive school climate and address school-level risk factors. They are short-term or long-term interventions that are provided to all members of the school population. Some examples of Tier 1 resources or services include motivational speaker for school wide assembly, college fairs, and school wide anti-bullying programs.

Tier 2 – Targeted services and resources are typically provided in a group setting to students with a common need. Some examples of Tier 2 resources or services include tutoring, mentoring, and attendance improvement programs.

Tier 3 – Direct case management by a CIS Site Coordinator. School administrators and the CIS Site Coordinator work together to identify students with risk factors that can lead to dropping out of school. Then these Tier 3 students are tracked for progress in the areas of promotion, graduation, grades, school attendance and behavior, and teen pregnancy rates. A needs assessment is completed with the parent/guardian of each Tier 3 student, and a case plan is developed with the student. CIS Site Coordinators also provide direct services including mentoring, life skills lessons, and case management including assessment, goal setting, crisis intervention, information/referral, home visits, and tracking of progress.

CIS of Nevada currently serves three regions throughout the state of Nevada; Las Vegas, Reno and Elko, with our integrated students support services.

  1. CIS of Northeastern Nevada – CIS of Northeastern Nevada currently provides comprehensive integrated student support services to seven Elko County School District schools: Northside Elementary School, Flag View Intermediate, Adobe Middle School, Elko High School, Southside Elementary, Spring Creek High School and West Wendover Elementary School. At these schools, CIS of Northeastern Nevada is currently serving 4,947 students with school-wide services, and will provide at least 435 students with intensive case management services and support.
  1. CIS of Southern Nevada – CIS of Southern Nevada currently provides comprehensive integrated student support services to 47 Clark County School District schools. The current list of school sites served can be found here: https://www.cisnevada.org/locations/. At these schools CIS of Southern Nevada is currently serving more than 50,000 students with school-wide services and almost 4,000 students with intensive case management services and support.
  1. CIS of Western Nevada – CIS of Western Nevada currently provides comprehensive integrated student support services to five Washoe County School District schools: Libby Booth Elementary School, Natchez Elementary School, Otis Vaughn Middle School, Innovations High School and Hug High School. At these schools, CIS of Western Nevada is currently serving 2,818 students with school-wide services, and will provide at least 209 students with intensive case management services and support.

A grant of $1,000 to $10,000 to CIS of Nevada would be used to fund programming costs at one of the schools we serve, providing much needed supplies, resources and case management to students throughout the state of Nevada.

Please email info@cisnevada.org to talk about these exciting grant opportunities.

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, email info@cisnevada.org or go to www.nevadafund.org.