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

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...

October 14, 2019

Behind the scenes this summer at Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CIS), we were thrilled to have Jocelyn Solis (Capital High CIS student, class of 2019) as our summer intern to manage the School Supply Drive!

It was so rewarding to have a CIS graduate work with o...

It takes a village to prepare for back-to-school.

Not to kill the summer buzz, but the start of the school year is just around the corner. And that means getting ready — buying school clothes, getting physicals and, of course, purchasing school supplies.

For many familie...

July 2, 2019

Communities In Schools of New Mexico

announces our new Board President

Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CIS) announces the appointment of Edward Tabet-Cubero as our new Board President, and we thank Carl Luff for his dedication and service in this leadership role ov...

June 19, 2019

CIS is thrilled to recognize three 2019 graduates that received college-bound scholarships!

Congratulations to Sebastian Jowers (left to right with his sponsor David Bulfer, Site Coordinator Ivan Cornejo, and sponsor Kelly Pope) for being the first recipient of the...

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