Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott is making a huge donation to an organization that helps kids succeed in school.

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Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is gifting $133 million to Communities in Schools. CIS provides a broad range of resources to help students succeed in school. The scope of its help can include basic needs, tutors, mentors, and other needs that can help children stay focused on education.

What is the purpose of Communities in Schools?

Mallory Deprekel is a spokesperson for Communities in Schools of Michigan, operating a network of 76 schools and community sites throughout the state according to its website. She tells Lansing TV station WLNS that many districts have CIS site coordinators stationed in school buildings.

“Their job is to do literally anything that the student needs so that teacher can focus on teaching and the student can come to them forever," Deprekel said. "So glasses, basic needs, getting tutoring or mentors in the building. All of that is the site coordinator's job."

Services provided can even include providing necessities like food, assistance with housing, access to technology, and health care.

Mackenzie Scott's Donation to Communities in Schools

According to the website, Scott's $133 million donation is the largest in the organization's history.

Since divorcing Jeff Bezos, Scott is said to have donated more than $8 billion to charitable organizations.

Click here for more information on Communities in Schools in Michigan.

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