We know you love seeing kids succeed. We do too! What else do you love? We polled a few folks and here is what they said:
-Keely Novotny, CIS Site Coordinator at Edison Environmental Science Academy
Sharing music with the youth of Kalamazoo.
-Paul Bauer, Kalamazoo Kids in Tune Percussion Instructor at Woods Lake Elementary
-ONeal Ollie, CIS Success Coach at Loy Norrix High School
Great partners like Scarlet Vasquez of the N Motion Dance Club.
-Elyse Brey, CIS Director of Elementary Sites
Books! All kinds of books, and getting my after school kids to find out what they like to read and seeing them excited about learning through stories.
-Bri Fonville, CIS After School Coordinator at El Sol Elementary School
My Goddaughter, Taliyah.
-Artrella Cohn, CIS Director of Secondary Sites
Standing in the crisp morning air watching a sunrise.
-Jen Nitz, CIS After School Coordinator at Maple Street Magnet School
-Laura Vander Beek, Registration Coordinator, Girls on the Run
Coaching the youth.
-Montrell Baker, Senior CIS Site Coordinator at Loy Norrix High School
To my surprise, I love running. I’m training to run a 5 K!
-Linda Thompson, CIS Director of Elementary Sites
Feeling the warm sun on my face.
-Katherine Williamson, CIS After School Coordinator at Hillside Middle School
As the mother of a graduating senior heading off to college, I love the Promise!
-Lisa Knutson, KPS Parent
Investing in “my kids” in the after school program.
-Alexis Arocho, CIS After School Coordinator at Prairie Ridge Elementary School
My puppy, Zeus.
-Phillip Hegwood, CIS After School Coordinator at Woodward
Nature and being outside.
-Nicole Wilkinson, CIS After School Coordinator at Spring Valley Center for Exploration
When a student who has been struggling finally gets it…I love seeing that!
-Peter Aranda, KPS Teacher at Maple Street Magnet School
Thanks for sharing! We love seeing all the support you show Kalamazoo Public School students by sharing your time, talents, and financial gifts with Communities In Schools so we can help them help them stay in school and achieve in life.