Community In Schools

Exciting News! One of our Chanute High School graduates was selected to attend a Communities in Schools Growth and Impact Convening at the Capitol in Washington DC (all expenses paid!) CIS is advocating for full funding of 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Alex Acuna-Rice was 1 of a select few alumni from across the country to represent CIS and share his story. I had the privilege of being a mentor to and working a great deal with him through CIS at CHS. He worked very hard and accomplished great things his senior year. So proud of him and thrilled he was able to experience such a monumental and unforgettable opportunity! 

It was also mentioned that he CIS of Mid-America VP of Strategy and Services from our State Office in Lawrence (who was there with him in DC) said that Alex did a fabulous job and that everyone, including CIS National CEO was impressed by him! 

Way to go, Alex!!

Pictured with Alex Here he is with the CEO, Dale Erquiaga.