Educational Institutions

Communities In Schools of KCK/Wyandotte County

  • Kansas City, KS
  • CISKCK.org

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Mission Statement

Communities In Schools of KCK/Wyandotte County(CIS)'s mission is "to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life."

Main Programs

  1. Supplemental Education Services (SES)
  2. Adopt-A-School
  3. Children's Emergency Dental Fund
  4. Wyandotte County Back to School Fair
  5. CISKCK Site Coordination
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Mr. Stephen Robert Goceljak

Keywords

Self-reported

KCK District #500 Education After school programs Youth and families Faith-based support of schools

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EIN

48-1206993

 Number

0658961470

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Communities In Schools of KCK/Wyandotte county (CISKCK) is a non-profit organization that brings existing community resources into the Kansas City, Kansas public schools to provide children with the supportive relationships and services they need to stay in school, graduate and lead productive lives. The public schools that CISKCK assist are located within Wyandotte County in the urban core of the city. Schools often have difficulties staffing and getting adequate resources to help students and families who fight the challenges of poverty. CISKCK helps by bringing in additional resources to enhance academic, cultural and recreational opportunities for students. CISKCK is a state of Kansas approved provider for Supplemental Education Services and is beginning its seventh year offering tutoring services to students in the district. During 2010-2011 over 200 students participated in CISKCK after school programs. In September 2007 the agency was one of 31 programs in the country awarded a Communities Empowering Youth grant from Health and Human Services Compassion Capital Fund. The funds will be used for capacity building activities by CISKCK and its nine Faith Based Partners to enhance programs that support positive youth development. In addition to its after school programs, As a result of the capacity builiding activities, training and technical assistance that occurred during the year, CISKCK and its faith based partners have created a "Youth Collaborative that meets on a regular basis and developed a vision and mission for youth and youth programs in the community. In addition under the leadersip of CISKCK and a committee of community volunteers, the Annual Back to School Fair was held.  Over 4,000 students were given book bags filled with school supplies so they could return to school prepared to learn.  CISKCK believes that every child needs and deserves Five Basics: one-on-one relationship with a caring adult, -safe place to learn and grow, -a healthy start and a healthy future, - marketable skill to use upon graduation, - a chance to give back to peers and community.  Goals for 2010 will continue to support these basics and include:  providing after school tutoring programs in seven district schools, distributing school supplies to 4,000 students and resources to families, expanding the number of school and faith based partnerships to deliver quality tutoring, enrichment and mentoring programs, expand CIS model of site coordination (connecting resources to the schools) to at least two additional sites and increasing CISKCK recognition in community through enhanced marketing activities.

Programs

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Program 1

Supplemental Education Services (SES)

CISKCK has been approved by the state of Kansas to provide tutoring and other supplemental academic and enrichment services that are in addition to the regular school day. Tutoring is provided in all (7)district Title I schools to eligible students. The purpose of supplemental services is to ensure eligible students increase academic achievement in reading, language arts, and math.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$458,299.00

Program 2

Adopt-A-School

Partnership between Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, Communities In Schools and Faith Based organizations in the community involving structured framework for churches to adopt schools and provide services. Facilitated sessions modeled after Study Circles format were conducted by CISKCK staff or consultants that involve church and school representatives identifying needs and developing an implementation plan for delivering services to the schools. Eleven schools were adopted during 2010-2011 with a goal to adopt all KCK schools. Connecting churches to the schools in their community will result in academic and cultural enrichment, career awareness and improved school environments and faculty support for recipients. Churches commit to offer support through volunteering, mentoring, tutoring, social programming and community outreach. Additional schools are in various phases of implementing the Adopt-A-School program.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Children's Emergency Dental Fund

The primary function of the Children's Emergency Dental Fund is to provide treatment for children with severe oral decay and pain whose family is less than 200% of poverty level. Children in poverty and suffering from pain and poor dental hygiene often have a hard time performing well in school, have poor attendance and suffer self-esteem problems. CISKCK partners with the Indian Springs Dental Clinic and nurses of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools to identify and refer students to the clinic and monitor follow-up services. CISKCK reimburses the dental clinic for treatment at Medicaid rates. While seeing the dentist, staff at the dental clinic and district nurses help families complete the necessary paperwork to apply for Medicaid and Healthwave. Funds to support this emergency fund come from a grant from the REACH Healthcare Foundation and currently the Wyandotte Health Foundation awarded to CISKCK.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 4

Wyandotte County Back to School Fair

CISKCK serves as the lead agency working with a committee of representatives from 15 community organizations to host an annual fair where book bags filled with school supplies are distributed to almost 4,000 students.  In addition community agencies are represented to provide resources to families, health services, free books, food and entertainment.  The goal of the fair is to ensure "every child is school ready day one".

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$88,000.00

Program 5

CISKCK Site Coordination

The mission of CISKCK is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The vehicle for accomplishing this is the CIS site coordination model. This model has proven to have positive benefits on student and school level dropout and graduation rates, attendance, and academic performance. Components of the model are: ▪active engagement of a school based, CIS coordinator, ▪comprehensive school and student needs assessment, ▪community assessment, identification of service partners, ▪annual school service plans for delivery of prevention and intervention services,  ▪data collection, evaluation, reporting. CISKCK currently is implementing site coordination in two elementary schools in the WyandotteCluster. Wyandotte Cluster consists of 8 elementary schools, 2 middle and 1 high school with over 5300 students in the cluster, 50% Hispanic and 38% African American and 96% are considered economically disadvantaged.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Named Groups

Budget

$51,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

-Long term financial stability with less dependency on grants  -Marketing plan framed around vision and mission  -Funding and staff to expand site coordination model to additional schools -Volunteer management coordinator and plan

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COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF KCK/WYANDOTTE CO., INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Communities In Schools of KCK/Wyandotte County

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Stephen Robert Goceljak

BIO

Prior to joining SLS, Stephen Goceljak served as Director of Business Affairs for Donnelly College (1975 to 2004). He was responsible for the overall management of the fiscal operations of the college and payroll operations. Goceljak holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Goceljak currently serves on the board of directors of City Vision Ministries and Shepherd’s Center, both in Kansas City, Kansas. He is married and has three grown children.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Communities In Schools (CISKCK) is a non-profit organization that brings existing community resources into the Kansas City, Kansas public schools to provide children with the supportive relationships they need to stay in school and lead productive lives. The public schools that CISKCK assist are located within Wyandotte County in the urban core of the city. CISKCK leverages community resources and coordinates the delivery of services to schools. Activities include completing needs assessment , negotiating agreements between schools, CIS, and agencies to place services and staff at the schools where they are readily accessible to families; convening service provider meetings to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiently in service provision; and identifying new service providers. CISKCK is also an approved No Child Left Behind-Supplemental Education Services provider, with tutoring programs in several Kansas City, Kansas public school sites. Other programs initiated through Communities in Schools KCK/WYCO include the Children's Emergency Dental Fund, the Kansas Academic Enhancement after school programs in two highschools, the Back To School Fair held yearly which provides thousands of Wyandotte County children and their families with community resources and school supplies, and Adopt-A-School which partners faith-based programs in the community with Kansas City, Kansas School District schools. Thousands of children and families have benefited from the agency's initiatives."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Marian Augustus

Retired Unified Government

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2011

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