RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — 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 be serving a total of 4,300 students in Washoe County School District.
CIS site coordinators work full-time within each school, working with local community partners to provide anything and everything it takes to help students overcome the barriers of poverty and succeed in the classroom.
Anderson and Glenn Duncan Elementary Schools make up nearly 900 students, 100 percent of whom qualify for free and reduced lunch.
“Our program is changing the lives of young people in our community every day,” said Auburn Harrison, executive director of CIS of Western Nevada. “We are thrilled to be able to now also help the students who attend Anderson and Glenn Duncan Elementary Schools, giving them the same opportunities for success as every child in our community.”
For more information on the mission of CIS of Nevada and its efforts in Washoe County and across the state, please visit www.cisnevada.org.