For 30 years Windermere has been closing our offices for one day to help make an positive difference in our local communities. This year Windermere Anthem Hills is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Service Day 2014 as being the Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS) for our October 17th event.
About Communities in Schools (CIS)
CIS is the leading dropout prevention organization in the nation, and has continued their strong model and significant results by serving at-risk students in Nevada since 2004. They are proud of the integrated student services model that works in collaboration with schools and the broader community to reduce dropout rates and increase student achievement in Nevada.
Providing Uniforms for Students
With the addition of 19 elementary schools added to CIS program for 2014-2015 school year, the need for school uniforms is greater than ever. Many families’ lack of financial means and inability to afford these uniforms creates yet another obstacle that prohibits the student from doing their primary job – learning.
Communities in Schools estimates a total of 10,000 low-income CCSD students are in need of elementary school uniforms. This year Windermere Real Estate is joining efforts with CIS of Nevada and coordinating the fulfillment of this need.
CIS of Nevada proposed that $11,000 of funding available from Windermere Real Estate of Nevada will be used in approximately four of the neediest elementary schools in Southern Nevada. Funding combined with a hands-on effort of packaging the uniforms and delivering them to the local elementary schools is sure to make a huge impact in the Las Vegas community.
Doing Our Part in the Community
On October 17th, Windermere Anthem Hills staff and real estate agents, along with the other Las Vegas Windermere offices, will be closed. It will be all hands on deck, focusing on building a better community.
This is expected to be another heartwarming event and we are looking forward to assisting Communities in Schools and the students of four Las Vegas elementary schools to receive the uniforms they need! Please mark your calendars for our 2014 Community Service Day on October 17!