Communities In Schools (CIS) of Southern Nevada is bringing back its annual fundraising event for philanthropic foodies, Chow Down for Caps & Gowns, on May 1. A portion of the day’s sales from participating Las Vegas restaurants will help class of 2019 high school seniors served by CIS of Southern Nevada cover graduation-related costs, including college testing fees, college application fees, and cap and gown rentals.
The organization is seeking restaurants to participate in the fundraiser. The current list of participating restaurants includes:
Andiron Steak & Sea
Bouchon at The Venetian
Electra Cocktail Club at The Venetian
Flock & Fowl
Flour & Barley
Hong Kong Café at The Venetian
Lazy Dog at Downtown Summerlin
Table 34 Las Vegas
The Cuppa at The Gramercy
The Dorsey Las Vegas
VegeNation in Henderson
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian
High school graduation, which should be a time of carefree celebration, can prove unrealistically costly for disadvantaged students. Graduation-related costs can total over $250 per student, with SAT and ACT testing costing up to $75; non-refundable college application fees ranging from $45-$75; and cap and gown rentals costing as much as $85. Additional costs include clothing for job and admissions interviews.
For more information on CIS of Nevada and a current list of Chow Down for Caps & Gowns’ participating restaurants, visit www.cisnevada.org/events. Any restaurant that would like more information on the event can email Cariela Santana at Carielas@cisnevada.org.