Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk with Lashawn Taylor, Communities In Schools of Mid-America's Area Director in Southeast Kansas. Lashawn talks about the evolution of his career with this non-profit, as well as the evolution of his large-scale annual fundraising golf tournament, which went from barely breaking even in year one to bringing in more than $30,000 in year four. He also shares how specific people and events in his childhood taught him how to handle life's hills, valleys, dips, and curves.

Episode Notes

Letters from the Lunchroom is a podcast that shows you a new side of Communities In Schools of Mid-America, a non-profit which provides support services for at-risk students. As someone who has worked with non-profits for the past 10 years, Victoria Partridge knows that people who engage with non-profits have a story to tell, and she wants to hear that story. From students to staff members, and alumni to volunteers, Victoria connects with people of all backgrounds to discover the journey they took which brought them to Communities In Schools. Join us in the lunchroom to hear these stories, which are always touching, occasionally heart-breaking, and often surprising.

In this episode, we talk with Lashawn Taylor, Communities In Schools of Mid-America's Area Director in Southeast Kansas. Lashawn talks about the evolution of his career with this non-profit, as well as the evolution of his large-scale annual fundraising golf tournament, which went from barely breaking even in year one to bringing in more than $30,000 in year four. He also shares how specific people and events in his childhood taught him how to handle life's hills, valleys, dips, and curves.

Want to be a guest on the show and share your own story? Contact Victoria at victoria.partridge@cismidamerica.org.

Letters from the Lunchroom is a production of Communities In Schools of Mid-America.

Credits: Victoria Partridge (host) | Camille Abdel-Jawad (audio engineer)

Theme song: "Like a Polaroid" by Spazz Cardigan

Transition song: "Game Plan" by Bad Snacks

About the Show

Letters from the Lunchroom is brought to you by Communities In Schools of Mid-America. Communities In Schools (CIS) is a nationwide non-profit, which connects students and their families to local resources in order to remove barriers so that they will have greater success in school and in life. During this podcast, we talk to people who have a relationship with CIS. From students to staff members, and alumni to volunteers, we know that people who connect with non-profits have a story that led them there, and we want to know that story.