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August 5, 2020

"There has never been a time when we need even more Communities In Schools (CIS) support than now. The equity gap has dramatically increased and CIS is the one thing that levels the playing field for students who are really struggling. We know that a lot of families ar...

Communities In Schools of New Mexico is thrilled to announce Capital High School seniors, Wendi Diaz and Jordan Pacheco have been inaugurated into the Carson Honor Society. This distinction celebrates high school seniors served by Communities In Schools that have overc...

CIS has been active and responsive to our students and families during the COVID crisis. Our COVID Food Delivery Project has provided 4,000 meals every week to families that are not able to attend community food distribution programs. The CIS Distance Learning Supersta...

April 30, 2020

Volunteer Edgar Talavera, left, and Adrian Sotelo, site coordinator at  Capital High School with Communities In Schools, load up a volunteer driver's car Wednesday.  Communities In Schools has been delivering about 5,000 meals per week to 300 families who are unable to...

April 21, 2020

“Thank you Miss Alex (CIS Site Coordinator) for everything you are doing for my girls and my family. The  support you bring to us and your incredible knowledge to help us - makes us feel better. God bless you and thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart.”...

April 2, 2020

Community Helping Community!

Communities In Schools (CIS) is profoundly grateful to our many donors, partners, volunteers and friends. Many of you have generously donated to CIS over the past few weeks, allowing us to support families and children during this scary and...

March 14, 2020

URGENT!
Unprecedented Times Call for Unprecedented Support! 

As you know, New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham has called a state public health emergency. A part of her response has been to close all public schools from March 16th through at least April 6th. While this dec...

March 10, 2020

Connecting Students with Caring Adults to Help Students Succeed!

It’s 2pm on Monday and Dee, a Communities In Schools Volunteer Tutor, has arrived to meet with eleven-year-old Maria (not her real name).  Maria is a fourth grade student and the pair have been meeting twi...

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Searchlight New Mexico interviews with education activists in the state. The conversations span the gamut from language immersion to teacher shortages, child trauma and what it takes to finally reform New Mexico’s schools.

It wa...

It’s 7 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and Stephanie Walther is heading to work at Aspen Community School. Unlike the teachers in her school who arrive with the day’s lesson plan, Stephanie is concerned about whether some of the families from her school had a bed to sleep...

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