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February Guest Speaker
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Louise Helton

 
February 10, 2009 - 7 PM
Louise Helton
 
Louise Helton is the State Director for Communities In Schools of Nevada.  Communities In Schools has recently expanded to become a statewide organization having opened a second regional affiliate in Elko to serve the northeast portion of the state.  The focus of all services coordinated through CIS is toward at-risk and homeless children.  By providing medical and dental services, food and clothing the program helps children stay in school and prepare for life.  The statewide organization currently serves over a dozen schools and plans to add six more next school year in Clark, Elko, and White Pine counties as well as the Colorado River Region including Bullhead City, Arizona. 

A long-time advocate for women and children, Louise is the founder of several children’s programs and charities including the Classroom On Wheels program which was named one of the top twenty-five most innovative programs in the nation by Harvard and the Ford Foundation.    A former Mrs. Nevada, Louise has successfully advocated for legislative reforms including displaced homemaker legislation, mandatory kindergarten, the Safe Haven bill and water fluoridation.  Her legislative efforts also help create the Las Vegas Centennial license plate that has raised over $2 million for historic preservation and education on local history.  Louise is a past president of the Junior League of Las Vegas and has received many local, state and national awards for her work in education and child welfare.  To date her proudest accomplishments are her two children, Adriann and TJ.

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Desert Dawn Chapter - Henderson Nevada