LAS VEGAS — Barrick Mining Corp. donated $324,370 to Communities In Schools of Nevada to support initiatives in northeastern Nevada, Southern Nevada and the state office that help improve student outcomes.
“Our donation helps support the caring on-site professionals necessary to provide critical integrated student support services for children,” said Michael Brown, president of Barrick U.S.A. “Every student, especially those in vulnerable communities, deserves a chance to be successful. We at Barrick believe it’s our responsibility to help align resources that fit the needs of every child in Nevada.”
“We are so grateful for the incredible partnership Barrick provides the students in both Las Vegas and Elko,” said Dr. Tiffany Tyler, CEO of CIS of Nevada. “Through their financial and volunteer contributions to our organization over the years, we are able to tailor the support we can provide our students so they are able to stay in school and succeed in life.”
Cumulatively, Barrick’s most recent efforts support more than 12,600 students across Nevada. Barrick has supported the organization since 2009 and during that period of time has donated $2.1 million to the CIS of Nevada.
In Northeastern Nevada, Barrick’s donation supports Adobe Middle School, Elko High School and the Little Red Caboose, the only childcare center that operates in Carlin. In Southern Nevada, Barrick’s donation supports Johnston Middle School and Cheyenne High School.
Barrick has also provided additional support in the form of senior staff on the CIS of Nevada board, computers, clothing and school supplies and field trips to the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker.”
In addition to the corporate donation, Barrick’s employees also raised funds for CIS this year. On Dec. 16, employees at the Cortez and Goldstrike operations raised and additional $4,370 for CIS—Northeastern Nevada affiliate. CIS will use the funds for administrative costs in the 2018 school year.