As we approach the holiday season, many people across country are finding things to do to give back to their communities in a powerful way, and that is the focus of what we're reading this week.
The acclaimed New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, included Communities In Schools in his annual holiday gift guide - a list he describes as his “chance to recommend presents more meaningful than a tie or sweater.”
Kristof writes in the New York Times, “We’re seeing painful upheavals about race on university campuses these days, but the civil rights issue in America today is our pre-K through 12th grade education system, which routinely sends the neediest kids to the worst schools. To address these roots of inequality, a group called Communities In Schools supports disadvantaged kids, mostly black and Latino, in elementary, middle and high schools around the country.”
In addition, this week a number of affiliates have partnered with local supporters to make an impact in their communities this season:
This holiday you can be the one to make a difference in a child’s life. Every dollar invested in CIS creates $11.60 economic benefit for the community. Financial support also goes towards providing food, mentoring, academic assistance and much more to 1.5 million students in almost 2,400 schools across the country. Click here to donate.