The Work of a Child, To Be Forever Cherished

CIS Thanks

Some of our 5th graders at Jefferson Elementary spent their art classes working hard on this piece that was displayed at the We Care Dinner put on by the Downtown YMCA here in Wichita. The We Care Thanksgiving Dinner & Coat Drive caters to over 1,000 meals for kids and adults during the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

We received feedback from the YMCA on how wonderful of a job our children did on this project and we are so proud! Thank you to the Downtown YMCA for this opportunity and thank you to our children who helped make this Thanksgiving a really special one for so many people!

 

 

We also appreciate everyone who participated in our 30 Days of Thanks during the month of November! Stay tuned for more upcoming Events and FUN!

 

We Need YOUR Help this Holiday Season

Looking to help out this Holiday Season?! Interested in supporting a family for Christmas?! We could use your help!

 

Adopt a Family

Businesses, individuals or groups can adopt a family or multiple families this holiday season.  CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County will provide you with a Wish List of information for each family member, including the name, gender, age and clothing size.  All gifts must be purchased and delivered to our offices between December 5th and December 12th, 2014. 

 

 

To donate please contact Daytha Rueger at 316-973-5178 

 

Need Volunteers for Upcoming Reality U!

Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick Co. will be hosting Reality U at East High School on Thursday, November 20th and Friday, November 21st.  Reality U is an exercise that helps youth understand some of the “realities” involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood.  The goals of Reality U are to show teens that their performance in school today will affect their future, and give teens a chance to learn and practice personal finance skills in a fun way.

Community volunteers are needed to help staff the 14 booths at Reality U. Volunteers will be responsible for assisting students with their purchases or selecting services. Volunteers may sign up for a two-hour block of time between 8:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. All volunteers receive an orientation and training prior to the event.

 

*For more information or to volunteer, contact Daytha Rueger at 973-5178 or drueger@ciswichita.org.

 

Thank you,

Holiday Assistance, Last Chance for Thanksgiving Donation!

Interested in helping make sure families in the Community have a wonderful Holiday?! Here is how you can get involved this Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving Fund

An $80 donation to the Thanksgiving fund will allow CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County to purchase a Thanksgiving meal that feeds a family of 4-6 people.  Donations must be made on or before November 7, 2014.

 

Adopt a Family

Businesses, individuals or groups can adopt a family or multiple families this holiday season.  CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County will provide you with a Wish List of information for each family member, including the name, gender, age and clothing size.  All gifts must be purchased and delivered to our offices between December 5th and December 12th, 2014. 

 

 

To donate please contact Daytha Rueger at 316-973-5178 

What Are YOU Thankful For?

Happy November! What a chilly weekend it has been here in Wichita, Ks but this weather means ‘Tis the Season to all of us at Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County. November is a time for giving Thanks so what better way to do so then giving Thanks each day of this month! We challenge you to “Like” our Facebook page and share with us each day what you are THANKFUL for, I promise we will do the same.

 

For starters, we would like to give Thanks for each one of you. Whether you have stopped by our website/page at some point with the interest in your heart to give back or for the positive support you have shown we want to Thank YOU for being a part of Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County and in doing so, helping us Make A Difference.

Thanks a TON for all of the support!

 

Reminder: Tonight we FALL BACK

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Here’s to 30 THANKFUL days in November!

 

‘Tis the Season

Have you gotten started on your Holiday shopping yet!? We have recently been chosen to be a part of Amazon Smile. When you get ready to buy gifts this Holiday Season www.smile.amazon.com is now offering an option to select Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County as your Charitable Organization to support! So that every time you shop on www.smile.amazon.com Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County.

 

It is quick and easy to get started! Simply visit www.smile.amazon.com and Sign In to your Amazon account and you can Search for Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County, click Select and ta-da HAPPY SHOPPING! You should then receive an email such as the following;

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Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County wants to wish YOU a very Happy Holidays!

 

 

Great Plains United Methodists Case Study on ‘How to Partner with a Public School’

The following is a recent Case Study Great Plains United Methodists put together in honor of the partnership between East Heights United Methodist Church, Jefferson Elementary and Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County.

 

East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas shared their perception of the impact they have had partnering with Jefferson Elementary and how they came about creating this lasting relationship. The Case Study is based on “How Your Church Can Establish a ‘Hands-On’ Partnership with a Public School” which you can read by clicking on the Hyperlink. A big thank you to our Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County Community volunteers for making this possible as we continue to change lives!

 

The following video was posted on Greats Plains United Methodists’ website in support of the partnership with East Heights United Methodist Church, Jefferson Elementary and Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County.

Thank you for continuing to help Make A Difference! For further information on how to become a Partner with Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County please email Karen Blucher at KBlucher@CISWichita.org.

 

Interested in Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming season? Email Karen and she will provide you with the details!

Whole Foods Market Reusable Bag Credit Program partners with Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County

Have you been to check out the NEW Whole Foods Market in Wichita?!

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We are proud to be a recipient of the Whole Foods Market of Wichita 2014 Community Giving plan. Community partners are able to receive donations from the “Your Change Creates Change$0.10 reusable bag donations. Customers can donate $0.10 for every reusable bag they bring with them. Communities in Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County will continue to be a partner in the Whole Foods Market Reusable Bag Credit Program through January 11, 2015. Tell your friends and family about this Program that will be available through the Holiday season. It does not take much to change a life, thank you for helping us do so!

 

A big thank you to Whole Foods Market in Wichita for helping us continue to make a difference!

Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County Announces Continued Improvement in Wichita Graduation Rates in New Report Released Today

As kids around the country are graduating, Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County – part of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life – today released a report demonstrating the organization’s impact on dropout rates, highlighted by local success stories. The report was released as part of a national public awareness campaign featuring young people from around the country who have graduated from high school as a result of their involvement with Communities In Schools. (Download the full report and infographics here.)

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