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Volunteer this Summer with Communities In Schools of Nevada

Get your whole family involved to ease the financial burden on students from low-income families

Article by Andres Molina

Photography by Courtesy of Communities In Schools

Originally published in Red Rock City Lifestyle

More than 23,000 students drop out every school year in Nevada. Students who drop out are more likely to experience emotional trauma, homelessness, hunger, and poor health. Luckily, this summer, we can do our part to help the at-risk students in our community by getting involved with Communities In Schools (CIS) of Nevada. CIS is a trusted organization dedicated to increasing graduation rates and improving lives. Its mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Teachers and administrators can’t do it alone; it takes a community to help support students. CIS of Nevada brings together all sectors of the community, from businesses to other nonprofits to government agencies to faith-based organizations.

Communities In Schools places full-time site coordinators within the school campuses of over 80 high-needs schools in Nevada. The organization’s site coordinators meet with over 75,000 students to ensure their academic success by working directly with each school’s administration to provide the resources to help students graduate on time and prepare for college, career, and life beyond academia.

“Last academic year, we celebrated a 92 percent graduation rate for our students,” said Diane Presser, Marketing Manager of Communities In Schools of Nevada. “It's because of caring members of our community that we can achieve these results and raise resources for our kids!”


Also, volunteers are at the heart of Communities In Schools of Nevada and their community-focused approach to helping students.

Upcoming Communities in Schools events:

●     July 21, 2022: Fill the Bus is an annual school supplies drive aiming to ease the financial burden on low-income students and their families. The donated items will supply CIS of Nevada resource rooms to ensure students at 69 high-needs schools in Clark County have school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. Consider volunteering at this event with the whole family! Your kids will enjoy collecting school supplies at the event knowing they’re helping their fellow students. Can’t volunteer?

●     October 15, 2022:  Every year, attendees enjoy an extraordinary experience while supporting children in need at the Today for Tomorrow benefit gala. Want to volunteer at this extravagant event? Consider joining the committee this summer to help organize the fall event. Interested in attending? Contact CIS about the gala to support kids staying in school and graduating.

Volunteer opportunities are available for all levels of volunteers, from a few hours to long-term commitments. Visit to get started.

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