Emerging Leaders

CIS Emerging Leaders are individuals from across the region who have come together for a common cause: to support the CIS mission of surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.


Emerging Leaders may participate in a number of ways, including:

  • Giving time, talent, or treasure
  • Serving on an Emerging Leaders subcommittee for a year or more
  • Taking part in diversity, equity and inclusion training
  • Attending monthly Emerging Leaders meetings
  • Generating awareness of CIS in the community


  • Opportunity to serve in a leadership position with the Emerging Leaders
  • Professional training opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Highlights in CIS newsletter, website, and social media
  • Opportunities to network with CIS board members
  • Potential for sitting on CIS board committees and mentorship with CIS board members
  • Personal fulfillment


Membership is open to all who are interested. For more information, please contact Kim Nemire at knemire@ciskalamazoo.org