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CIS - Bay Area Volunteers

Communities In Schools recently rolled out the red carpet for its volunteers at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Sarah Pepper from Hot 95.7 was our emcee. Following were our individual outstanding service awards for the 2014-2015 school year. 

  • CIS - Bay Area - Clear Creek ISD Volunteer of the Year - Jennifer Ganley
  • CIS - Bay Area - Dickinson ISD Volunteer of the Year - Crystal Bennett
  • Outstanding Community Service Award Wu Chang (Hot 95.7)
  • Oustanding Volunteer of the Year - Jane Sweeney



In Loving Memory

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Blanche Stastny on, Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Blanche was one of our founding Board members who served on the Board of Directors for over 20 years.
She worked tirelessly over the years to help expand the Communities In Schools model in several schools in
Clear Creek and Dickinson ISDs. Please keep her family in your prayers.

A memorial service will be held for Blanche on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am at
St.Mary Catholic Church in League City.

Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament & Raise Your Glass to CIS Wine Event

Was a Great Success

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Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament
Monday, April 13, 2015
Bay Oaks Country Club

Merrill Lynch Sponsors Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament

Merrill Lynch's DeAnn Kelley (left), registered senior associate, and Michael Landolt (right), senior vice president, deliver their sponsorship check for the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament to Communities In Schools-Bay Area's executive director Peter Wuenschel.

Since 2010, Merrill Lunch has been a major sponsor of the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament benefiting Communities In Schools-Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area). The tournament will be held April 13 at Bay Oaks Country Club.

"Supporting CIS-Bay Area is an honor for me. Helping the underprivileged youth in my community ensures a better life not just for the student, but also for the community as a whole. The services that this organization provides for students in need greatly affects the students' outlook on life, success and gives them hope for a better future.


"Education is the foundation for everything. Not only does CIS-Bay Area provide practical resources like food, counseling and health services, but they provide a network of tutors and mentors that assist these students in making their dreams come true. Every child should have the opportunity to obtain the life they dream of and CIS-Bay Area works hard to partner the students with the resources they need to make this happen. Our community has a deep appreciation for what CIS does and it is my honor to be a part of that," says DeAnn Kelley, registered senior client associate.

Rotary International President Visits CIS - Bay Area

Scott Rainey (President of Space Center Rotary), Shanna (Parent of two former CIS Students), Gary Huang (President of Rotary International), Corenna Huang (First Lady of Rotary International) and Lisa Faith Massy (Rotary District Governor).

Scott Rainey presented a $1,000 to Shanna through the 50 Random Acts of Kindness program sponsored by Space Center Rotary. Shanna received the money for the hard work she has done going from homelessness to a new home and employment at Methodist hospital. Gary Huang and his wife Corenna are visiting Houston from Taiwan.

Two of our First Sponsors for the Annual Golf Tournament

This years Keep Kids in Schools Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Bay Oaks Country club. Rick and Janice Gornto are sponsoring the tournament for $15,000 and RealtybyMonica - The Monica Foster Team of RE/MAX Space Center will support CIS - Bay Area with a $5,000 sponsorship.

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For more information and sponsorship opportunities please visit

Our Golf Tournament Co-Chairs

Peter Wuenschel (CIS - Bay Area Executive Director) with Mark Conrad (Express Employment) and Kevin Lardie (Gay Family Auto) who are co-chairing the Keep Kids In School Golf Tournament.


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