Communities In Schools of Nevada Named Best Charity by Las Vegas Weekly

Jun 01, 2010, 20:13 ET from Communities In Schools of Nevada

LAS VEGAS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities In Schools of Nevada was named Best Charity by Las Vegas Weekly as part of their 100 Vegas' Best Awards.  The Southern Nevada affiliate was recognized for their efforts to empower students in the Las Vegas community to help them stay in school and prepare for life.  

The Las Vegas Weekly staff wrote, "This organization helps find private-sector partners for basic services that are critical to a child's ability to learn, but are not within the primary mission or budget of the public education system. Since the national organization's Southern Nevada affiliate launched in 2003, thousands of Clark County School District students have received medical care, food, clothing and other essential services."

"We are so thrilled to be chosen as the best charity by the Las Vegas Weekly staff," noted State Director, Louise Helton. "There are so many wonderful non-profits in our community and to be singled out just reinforces the important work that we are doing in Southern Nevada to help the youth in Las Vegas and the difference we are making to decrease drop-out rates and increase graduation rates," she added.

For more information about Communities In Schools of Nevada and their mission of empowering at-risk students to stay in school and succeed, please contact State Marketing Director, Carolyn Wheeler, (702)339-8516 or by email at

About Communities In Schools of Nevada: Communities In Schools surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities in Schools connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to local needs.  Working in more than 3,200 schools, in the most challenged communities, in 26 states, and the District of Columbia, Communities in Schools serves nearly 1.4 million young people and their families every year. Communities in Schools has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates.

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