This year, in memory of two CIS alums who died attempting to rescue neighbors during the same hurricane, Communities In Schools will give the Tomas Carreon and Alonso Guillén Distinguished Service Award to a CIS alum who exemplifies the selfless bravery Tomas, Alonso, and VJ personify.
The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have sparked a long overdue national conversation about conduct and relationships in the workplace. While the conversation has initially focused on the issue of gender inequity, we must bring the same attention to how we can value differences and ensure fairness when it comes to issues of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability.
Girls' Empowerment Group at Capital High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, hosts an impressive cast of rotating weekly female speakers.
The CIS National Office will engage in the national dialogue over school safety that has gripped the nation since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida
Every February, the conversation around racial representation in the media reignites. This year, the release of Marvel’s much anticipated Black Panther has been a shot in the arm for the movement—inspiring hashtags such as #Isawmyself that accompany social media storytelling about the first time a young person of color saw themselves reflected in media or popular culture. While this is a vital conversation, it should expand into other other avenues that affect they way our young people percieve themselves.
When Chris unexpectedly lost his mother his sophomore year, he sank into a depression. “I was just going through the motions of high school. I wanted to go to college, but I didn’t know how to apply,” he says in retrospect.
Sometimes those with the most to bear are the least equipped to manage their burden on their own. For many, a mentor is someone who altered a career path and who gave good advice. But for first-generation college students, having a mentor can mean the difference between success and failure.
Students can expect a lot from CIS—academic and emotional support, a caring adult, resources—but neither CIS of Central Texas site coordinator Naedean Herrera nor aspiring site coordinator Dominique Edwards anticipated finding a career.
As the season of light and giving begins, Communities throughout America are seeking hope in the aftermath of tragedy and loss. For those most impacted by Hurricane Harvey, anxiety and grief are juxtaposed with lights and festivities as both physical and emotional recovery continue.
When students experience homelessness, having a caring adult is essential to maintaining their sense of security and mental wellness. Click through to read about the work of CIS site coordinator, Anna Albonetti .
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