Preparing children to learn at school
Elaine Wynn, chairman and director of Wynn Resorts and Dan Cardinali talk about the organization, “Communities in Schools,” which connects students to critical resources to prevent them from dropping out of school.
The bigger picture surrounding education reform
Helping students is more than fixing what happens inside schools; it’s about strengthening outside communities as well. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Communities in Schools National Board Chair Elaine Wynn, and Telemundo’s Nightly News anchor Jose Diaz-Balart weigh in on the road to reform.
The Road to Reform click to view video
The Communities In Schools National Office recently announced the launch of the Communities In Schools Alumni Network, and we invite all CIS of Wichita/Sedgwick County alumni to join! This network was created by alumni, for alumni where former students from across the years can connect with each other. It’s a place where they can share their stories, access career and education opportunities, and give back to those following in their footsteps.
Are you a Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County alum, or are you about to become one? Joining the Alumni Network is quick, easy and free. You just need to register on our website, alumni.communitiesinschools.org. Registering gives you access to great features including a very active forum, photo albums, job listings, and advice on building your resume and nailing an interview for a job or internship.
This award, first presented to site coordinators at a Communities In Schools national conference in 2007, celebrates members of the national network who embody the core values of the organization and demonstrate excellence in their jobs while implementing the Communities In Schools model.
We are thrilled that Ginger Pollock, Hamilton Middle School Site Coordinator, has been selected to receive one of six Communities In Schools Unsung Heroes Awards. Site coordinators like Ginger who personally connect with the kids every day, and prove that it is indeed people, and their unique gift of building life-giving relationships with kids, that transform lives. Read more about Ginger and the Unsung Hero Award here. http://www.communitiesinschools.org/our-impact/unsung-heroes/2011/