Champs FAQ

Who is Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo?

Communities In Schools serves students in 22 local Kalamazoo schools and 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.

What is the CIS Champs Celebration?

The CIS Champs Celebration is a unique annual celebration where a select group of individuals and community partners are honored for their contributions to creating an engaged community where every child fulfills his or her promise. This is the 16th year of this special event where business and community leaders, educators, volunteers, and others to recognize those who are making a difference in our kids’ lives.

Where is the event?

The 16th Annual CIS Champs Celebration will be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Ballroom, in downtown Kalamazoo. We are limited on in-person seating. Please reserve your seat today. Tickets are available first come, first serve.

What do guests typically wear to the event?

Please leave your black tie and gowns at home. Guests generally wear business casual attire or informal, semi-formal attire to the Champs Celebration.

Is there a charge to attend the event?

The event is free, thanks to our generous event sponsors. However, we do ask that you register for the event beforehand.

Professional Photography On Site

By attending the event, you consent to be filmed or photographed. Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo plans to use photography and videography taken from the event to share with others who were unable to attend.

I have additional questions about the event.

We are happy to answer any additional questions or concerns may have. Feel free to call the CIS office at (269) 337-1601 or email .