Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk with Blanca Soto, CIS Site Coordinator at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, KS. Blanca was born and raised in Mexico before moving with her family to Southwest Kansas where she experienced first-hand the obstacles newcomers and the Latino population face. Blanca used those experiences to become an advocate for some of the most at-risk populations. Please join us to hear Blanca's story in this episode of Letters from the Lunchroom.

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 Blanca Soto, CIS Site Coordinator at Dodge City High School in Dodge City, KS. Blanca was born and raised in Mexico before moving with her family to Southwest Kansas where she experienced first-hand the obstacles newcomers and the Latino population face. Blanca used those experiences to become an advocate for some of the most at-risk populations. Please join us to hear Blanca's story in this episode of Letters from the Lunchroom.

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.