Communities In Schools

From left: Communities In Schools of Nevada employees Tami Hance, Dr. Tiffany Tyler, Sarah Goicoechea and Leslie Goicoechea; Newmont Legacy Fund Executive Director Nancy Ostler; and CIS of Northeastern Nevada Executive Director Melissa Schultz.

ELKO – Communities In Schools of Northeastern Nevada recently received a donation of $61,968 from Newmont Legacy Fund, the annual employee giving campaign by Newmont Mining Corp., in support of their integrated student support services.

The substantial donation will allow CIS of Northeastern Nevada to provide integrated student support services to case-managed students at risk of dropping out at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Services provided by CIS of Northeastern Nevada are dictated by the needs of each student, and range from tutoring, providing food and school supplies, to simply acting as a caring adult.

“Through the Newmont Legacy Fund, Newmont and our Newmont employees are proud to support CIS of Northeastern Nevada and the services they provide for local students,” said Nancy Ostler, executive director of Newmont Legacy Fund. “We’re committed to our community and to funding vital programs like those provided by CIS that benefit our most at-risk students.”

CIS of Northeastern Nevada is one of three regional centers operated by CIS of Nevada in the state. As affiliates of the nation’s most effective dropout prevention organization, CIS of Nevada provides students with whatever they need in their lives that will make them most successful in the classroom on their way to graduation.

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For more information on CIS of Nevada and its mission, visit www.cisnevada.org.

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