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ELKO — To continue its efforts of providing underserved children with the support they need to stay in school and achieve in life, Newmont Mining Corp.’s Legacy Fund donated $91,636 to Communities in Schools of Nevada.

“We are humbled by the generous donation from Newmont Mining Corporation,” said Terri Clark, CEO of CISN. “Newmont's commitment to the organization has been extremely valuable and we truly appreciate the employees’ support in helping us change Nevada's current state of education.”

Newmont employees donated to CISN based on their long-standing commitment to the students and families of Elko and the surrounding communities in Nevada. The gifted funds will support Northeastern Nevada initiatives including early childhood education, mentoring, hunger prevention, and youth counseling programs.

“It is exciting to see the impact that Communities In Schools of Nevada is making in our communities by helping our young people stay in school, graduate and succeed in life,” said Nancy Ostler, executive director of NMC Legacy Fund and senior external relations representative of Newmont Mining Corporation.

“Through the Newmont Legacy Fund, Newmont and our employees are proud partners with Communi-ties In Schools in providing the support necessary to empower our youth and build healthy communities across northern Nevada,” Ostler said.   

Communities In Schools has supported the students in northeastern Nevada by distributing more than 35,000 breakfasts and after school snacks at no cost to children.

In addition, CISN distributed 5,000 weekend backpacks filled with food so children would have nutritious items to enjoy throughout the weekend. Beyond food programs, CISN partnered with Great Basin College and Elko County School District to open The Little Red Caboose Preschool in Carlin.

Health services such as free or low cost vaccinations were also coordinated by CISN to provide students and community members with the vaccinations they need to stay healthy.

Through the Fellows Academy program, students at Elko and Spring Creek High schools received life skills training, career exploration, credit recovery assistance, and service learning opportunities to get them on track to graduation.

For information on CISN visit http://cisnevada.org

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