By Dave O’Keeffe
Communities In Schools of Lakewood (CISL) and kids in Lakewood are fortunate to have the support of the Rotary Club of Lakewood. Last week, they contributed $2,000 to the eight after-school programs coordinated by CISL. There are 300+ students and 61 staff (teachers, paras, site coordinators and tutors) involved in the eight programs. The 5:1 ratio of student to staff is what makes these programs so effective for students who have a history of falling behind in school. Funding from Lakewood Rotary will enable CISL to operate all After-school programs at full strength through May.
Schools cannot do it alone. Community partnerships are vital to the success of kids who need additional support in order to reach grade level and beyond. Further information about CISL programs can be found on our Website: www.lakewood.ciswa.org. Rotarians are true “partners in education”. Young lives are changing as a result of their caring commitment to education.