Nevada State Bank® continued its support of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) by helping collect school supplies at our branches in the Las Vegas Valley, Washoe County and Elko in July and August 2017.
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 can’t afford to buy them. Every year CIS’s “Fill the Bus” drive helps equip students with the basic tools they need to be successful in the coming school year. In the 2016-2017 school year, they filled nine school buses with backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies to distribute to more than 54,000 students in 52 schools throughout Nevada.
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.
As a long-term supporter of Communities in Schools, Nevada State Bank is proud to help CIS in this effort.
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