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In Schools of Western Nevada

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A Brighter Future
Equitable Education
Our Unique Model

We are here to support students in Reno, Sparks and Sun Valley, all throughout Western Nevada.  Our mission is simple: surround students with a community of support inside our schools. Our site coordinators work to create an equitable path to education by breaking through barriers and doing whatever it takes for our students.

By serving more than 9,000 students across 15 schools and counting, we’re empowering students to stay in school and unlocking their potential for a brighter future.

Communities in Schools
Serving Students in Western Nevada
Western Nevada Students Served
2022-2023 School Year Data
Of students were promoted to the next grade level
2022-2023 School Year Data
of our Western NV seniors graduated or received GED
2021-22 Results
What’s Happening
CIS Nevada Events
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Welcoming Four New Team Members to the CIS State Team
Fill the Bus in Southern Nevada
Power Within 2024 Team Picture
CIS Celebrates 12th Annual Power Within
Power Within 2024 Event
Power Within 2024
Nevada Gold Mines Check Presentation 2024
Nevada Gold Mines Strengthens Commitment with Investment for the 2023-2024 School Year
Full Service Community Schools Press Event Partner Photo
Federal Grant Awarded to Drive Academic Success and Provide Wraparound Supports to Students
CIS of Southern Nevada Junior Speaker Series 2024
Junior Speaker Series 2024
Prom Closet in Elko 2024
Prom Closet 2024
2022 to 2023 School Year Results for CIS of Nevada
CIS of Nevada Reports Record Graduation Rate Amidst Historic Growth
Adrian Lawson Class of 2023
Stronger Together
Western Nevada
Schools We’re In

CIS of Nevada is proud to be in 15 Title I schools in Reno/Sparks and the surrounding community, serving the Washoe County School District. Our site coordinators work to connect students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources inside each school. Meet our site coordinators and the schools we’re in.

  • Anderson Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Booth Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Desert Heights Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Desert Skies Middle School
    Washoe County
  • Duncan Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Hug High School
    Washoe County
  • Juniper Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Mathews Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Natchez Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Palmer Elementary School
    Washoe County
  • Sparks High School
    Washoe County
  • Sparks Middle School
    Washoe County
  • Traner Middle School
    Washoe County
  • Vaughn Middle School
    Washoe County
  • Veterans Memorial Elementary School
    Washoe County
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Site Coordinators Making a Difference

Our site coordinators share what they love most about helping our students build a better path to their future.

When one of my 3rd graders started working with CIS, he was struggling. At the start of school, his attendance was 42%. After meeting regularly and working to build trust and rapport, he started to open up. He was smiling and talkative, more engaged in class and in high spirits every day. This is when his attendance jumped to 74%.

Site Coordinator, Ms. Allin
Positive Impact
Explore Our Impact

Our Western Partners

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We’re All In

Help us empower more students in Washoe County

Make a Contribution

Meet our Western NV Staff & Board

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Western Nevada Team

Meet our Western Nevada team who is All In For Kids — so much so, that they named their gala after this slogan! Serving 15 schools in Washoe County, this team of visionaries are making an impact for our students and community.

Our Western Nevada Council

Advisory Council

Meet our Western Nevada Advisory Council members who provide critical support to our mission. This diverse group of professionals understand and support CIS in our community through leadership, advocacy and philanthropy.

  • Allen Archie
  • Annie Zucker
  • Becky Petring
  • Bill Kolton
  • Blakely Hume
  • Dr. Kristen McNeill
  • Erin Wootan
    Reno, NV
  • Gerardina Rodriguez
  • Jenny Yeager
  • Jodi Stephens
  • Katie Weir
  • Kitty Bergin
  • Megan Waugh
  • Melissa Uhrich
  • Tom Warley
  • Victor Carella