BE A SPARK

Communities In Schools works to ignite hope in kids so that they can succeed in school, graduate and be prepared for life. CIS addresses the barriers that get in the way of success. CIS Site Coordinators literally bring the community and all the ways it can help, into the schools. This is how we surround kids with whatever it takes-from tutors and food assistance to health services and college visits-so they can start strong and keep moving forward.

Together we’re making an impact.

11,000+

STUDENTS

Benefited from a service coordinated by CIS

20

KPS SCHOOLS

Served by CIS, at the elementary, middle, and high school level

703

VOLUNTEERS

Changing students’ lives every day

42

PARTNERS

Working with CIS to deliver services and resources to students in schools

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

It only takes one person to make a difference in a student’s life. Whether it’s through volunteering, donating an item to Kids’ Closet, or making a financial gift that supports an entire program, it takes everyone together to help our children succeed.

Lives are changing every day.

Partnerships are the lifeblood of CIS. Kalamazoo is rich in resources so we partner to provide the best services to students. Our expertise is connecting the right services to the students who need them most.

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— USE YOUR CHANGE

TO MAKE A BIGGER CHANGE

Your gift helps students get what they need to stay in school and achieve in life.

— USE YOUR CHANGE

TO MAKE A BIGGER CHANGE

Your gift helps students get what they need to stay in school and achieve in life.

From the Blog

Grab a handful of confetti and a beverage of your choice. Now get ready to toast those who will be honored at the 2021 Champs Celebration! Hosted by Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS), this event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12 at 5 p.m. It will be livestreamed from the Radisson and you […]

We are excited to release our 2021 spring newsletter: site coordinator edition. We hope you enjoy learning a bit more about CIS of Kalamazoo site coordinators. To view the full newsletter, click here:  

The finish line to this year’s extraordinary school year is in sight. Some of us may be losing steam and slowing down. Others may be attempting to pick up the pace and feel worried that we’ll never cross that finish line. Here are three tips to help keep our kids (and us!) focused and on […]

We’ve all experience challenges and setbacks. It’s a part of life. Yet, some kids have had more than their share of unwanted and un-asked-for difficulties. Resilience is the ability to respond in a healthy and productive way in the face of adversity or stress. It’s part of the social emotional learning continuum. Researchers have discovered […]

Sparks begin in many ways.
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