In the middle of her junior year at Seguin High School, Nakya found herself homeless and in need of a safe place to stay. Nakya’s choice to begin counseling sessions with Ms. Bethany, the CIS Site Coordinator on campus, empowered her towards stability and success.
Autumn Coleman and Ashunti Goggins, seniors at McDonough High School in Henry County, Ga., weren’t always friends. That was before the SOAR club, coordinated by CIS site coordinator Kara Colley, became their sisterhood.
Our All in for Kids blog series features David and Mr. Erbe for "I Am a Mentor Day."
A Letter from a CIS Alumnus to his former site coordinator
CIS President and CEO Dale Erquiaga and WV First Lady Cathy Justice write in the Hechinger Report about our new CIS partnership in West Virginia
The stability Connor found at Federal Way High School and with his CIS site coordinator and mentor, motivated him to make the situation work and show up no matter where he was living.
Anastasia is the oldest of five children. Growing up, she had very adult responsibilities caring for her four younger siblings while her mom worked long hours to support the family. Anastasia’s challenges at home made it difficult to stay focused on school work. She often missed classes, failed to turn in assignments, and she was unsure about her future. But learn how CIS of Central Texas helped empowered her to achieve her dreams in this first installment of our All In for Kids blog series.
Tres’Rionna Whitlock is an alumna from CIS of Mid-America who will graduate this December from Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. She also serves on the Alumni Leadership Advisory Committee. Tres'Rionna's project for the fellowship will focus on developing a curriculum to engage school resource officers in creating safe, inviting and supportive environments for students. We asked Tres'Rionna a few questions so she could share who she is, what she believes in and why the Milliken Fellowship is important to her.
Rosaura "Rosie" Martinez is an alumna from CIS of Houston and a recent graduate of the University of Houston. She also serves as a member of the national Communities In Schools Alumni Leadership Advisory Committee, which serves as ambassadors, advocates and advisors to the national office. We asked Rosie a few questions so she could share who she is, what she believes in and why the Milliken Fellowship is important to her.
As students and teachers returned to school this year, they had more on their mind than the academic challenges that await them. Many returned to schools newly hardened or exercising increased safety measures, as governors and legislators across the nation have taken steps to improve school safety.
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