Filling the Bus for Nevada Students
Nevada State Bank helps CIS of Nevada with a school supplies drive for students in need.
Every year, with the help of local businesses like Nevada State Bank, Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS) collects school supplies in its “Fill the Bus” drive to help equip students with the basic tools they need to be successful in the coming school year. Clients and the general public were invited to drop off school supplies at Nevada State Bank branches in the Las Vegas Valley, Washoe County and Elko this summer. In the 2018-2019 school year, they collected approximately $197,000 worth of backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies, which were distributed to more than 61,400 students in at-risk schools throughout Nevada. This is in addition to a Fill the Bus drive in Northeast Nevada in conjunction with the local Soroptimist service group.
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.
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.
“We’re proud to again assist CIS in its annual Fill the Bus campaign,” said Nevada State Bank President & CEO Terry Shirey. “In addition, the Bank provides monetary support for CIS programs in at-risk schools throughout the state, which include hunger prevention, case management, and financial literacy training. Having access to resources from CIS may make the difference between success and failure for a student in need. I believe providing that access is a great investment in the future of our state.”
For more information on Nevada State Bank’s activities in local communities, please visit https://www.nsbank.com/about-us/community/
For more information on CIS, please visit https://www.cisnevada.org/
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