Communities In Schools of Nevada 2013 Event Listing


Stuff the Bus

August 12

6 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Ensure that every child has the chance to start the school year ready to learn. Join My News 3, 97.1 The Point, and dozens of community partners as we stuff the bus with backpacks, binders, notebooks, pencils and more at Sam’s Club at 7100 W. Arroyo Crossing Parkway (Rainbow & 215). For a list of suggested supplies, please visit our website.



Meaningful Mondays at Poppy Den

August 12

6 – 10 p.m.


Visit Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa for a delicious, gourmet dinner while supporting CISN. As part of the Meaningful Mondays program, 20 percent of all proceeds that evening will be donated back to the organization.



RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello

September 21

6 a.m.


Start training for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s 6th Annual Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo community-wide bicycle event benefiting charities, including Communities In Schools of Nevada. It’s the Tour de France Vegas Style and the only ride that takes you through The Strip and entire Las Vegas Valley from the heart of Sin City to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.



Life is Beautiful: Take A Stand Dinner

October 25



Take A Stand features Elizabeth Blau and Hubert Keller at the grand opening in an event that benefits Three Square Food Bank and Communities In Schools. The charity dinner will feature eight award-winning chefs serving eight courses in various styles throughout the night paired with wines and cocktails by Wirtz Beverage mixologists and sommeliers. Chefs participating here include Keller, Michael Mina, Todd English, Akira Back, Paul Bartolotta, Grant MacPherson, Charlie Palmer and Megan Romano. This exclusive $5,000 dinner will take place at a secret location on Oct. 25 as a launch to the weekend.



Harvest for Hope

**Please note the new date and location**

November 1

5-9 p.m.


The third annual Harvest for Hope will feature a night of fall fun for the whole family on Friday, November 1, 2013, at the Cashman Center. Live entertainment, festive activities, first-class auction items and scrumptious tastings will be on hand for the evening. The award-winning restaurants from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be returning with their specialty menu of food and drinks to make this a truly must-attend event.


About CISN

Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization and Nevada’s most effective intervention program.  The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and achieve in life.  CIS of Nevada supports nearly 25,000 students over 40 school sites in southern Nevada and northeastern Nevada, connecting them with critical services such as medical and dental care, mental health counseling services, food, clothing, tutoring, career exploration, academic development and other programs.  CIS uniquely provides the services on campus, with a full-time Site Coordinator to advocate for at-risk students at partner schools.  CIS connects community resources to children and youth using a research-proven model that decreases dropout and increases graduation.  Nationwide, CIS provides services in 3,400 schools in the most challenged communities, in 25 states and the District of Columbia, benefitting nearly 1.3 million young people and their families every year.