Champs FAQ

Who is Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo?

Communities In Schools serves students in 20 Kalamazoo Public 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 15th 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 15th Annual CIS Champs Celebration will be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Ballroom, in downtown Kalamazoo. We are limited on in-person seating. We are excited to live-stream this year’s event for all to enjoy and participate.

Is there a charge to attend the event?

The event is free, thanks to our generous event sponsors, but we do ask that you register in advance so we can send you the proper link to access this year’s virtual program.

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 flemons@ciskalamazoo.org .