How You Can Help

There are lots of ways that you can help. Thank you for your contribution!

Give now, monthly, or in someone’s honor

Give through your company or organization

Become a CIS Emerging Leader

Plan your gift

Other ways to give

Partner with us

Our partners give their time, energy, talents, and resources in order to make our shared vision—an engaged community where every child fulfills his or her promise—a reality.

If you’re interested in partnering with CIS Kalamazoo, please let us know!

Community Partners

Community partners are social, human, health, and educational service organizations that provide resources to children and families in the community. CIS works with community partners to bring services to students at school or by making community-based referrals.

Corporate Partners

Corporate partners are for-profit businesses that are interested in working with CIS to share people resources with students and families. Corporate partners have collaborated with CIS for group volunteer opportunities, to lead student enrichment clubs, and to plan resource drives.

If you think of education as a pathway, we’re just getting rid of all the bumps in the road that get in the way of [students] using The Kalamazoo Promise®.
Pam Kingery

Founding Director, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo

Volunteer with CIS

An hour a week can change a life.

By giving your time, you can help a student in Kalamazoo stay and succeed in school, improve in math or reading, gain self-esteem and confidence, be prepared for college and a career, and fulfill their promise.

Ways to volunteer

One-on-one tutoring

Help kids with their math or reading, talk and laugh—and just be someone they can depend on.

Classroom support

Help out teachers by working with groups of students and performing tasks that keep the classroom running smoothly.

After-school helper

Work with individual students and small groups to build academic skills, increase self-confidence, and pursue educational goals.

Specialized interns & volunteers

Support the CIS mission through specialized roles related to our Kids’ Closet, Mobile Health Clinic, and other programs.

Volunteer portal

Upcoming events

We host many events throughout the year that are great ways to show your support for local kids and their success.