14 July 2016
Helping Communities In Schools “Fill the Bus”

Nevada State Bank continued its support of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) by helping collect school supplies at all its branches in August 2016.

Every year CIS collects school supplies in its “Fill the Bus” drive to help equip students in need with the basic tools they need to be successful in the coming school year. In the 2015-2016 school year, they filled five school buses with backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies to distribute to more than 58,000 students in 55 schools throughout Nevada.

CIS of Nevada is the local affiliate of Communities in Schools, the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. In its resource centers inside public schools, CIS coordinators assess students’ needs and provide the resources they may be lacking, including tutoring and academic assistance, access to healthcare, and take-home food packages to make sure they have enough to eat on the weekends.

They also provide backpacks, school supplies and clothing to students whose families cannot afford to buy them. The annual “Fill the Bus” drive helps ensure that the resource centers are fully stocked with everything from crayons for kindergarten students to binders for high schoolers. Having access to these school supplies may make the difference between success and failure for a student in need, so providing that access is a great investment in the future.

Many Nevadans are concerned about our state’s high school graduation rate, which is among the lowest in the country. CIS is working to help Nevada schools improve that number by connecting students and their families with community assistance. CIS partners with social service agencies as well as businesses like Nevada State Bank that provide donations and volunteers. For the past six years, the Bank has provided monetary support for CIS of Northeast Nevada’s hunger prevention program, which gives students a healthy breakfast to help them start the day prepared to learn.

CIS wants to make sure every child is empowered to stay in school and achieve in life. Your support, whether donating money or supplies, is invaluable to students struggling to overcome the many barriers to education caused by poverty.

For more information on CIS, please visit https://www.cisnevada.org/.

 

The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice. Any views expressed in this article may not necessarily be those of Nevada State Bank, a division of ZB, N.A.

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