Our work is best shared through the stories and images of our students, and testimonials from others touched by the work we do. We invite you to click on a box below… and be inspired. If you have a story or a comment about how Communities In Schools made a difference in your life, please share it with us.
Parent Perspective – How CIS Made a Difference
For high school junior Drew Chase, a mood and anxiety disorder made traditional learning environments difficult for him to navigate. CIS helped him find the way.
One Caring Adult
J.D. was skipping class and getting in to fights, until his school's CIS site coordinator stepped in.
“Where am I going to sleep tonight?” “What are we going to do if mom loses her job?” These are questions no 12-year-old should be asking themselves. Last year, out of the 5,764 students Communities In Schools of Washington affiliates served with individualized supports, 14% were homeless.…
In a school where roughly 72 percent of the students live in poverty, site coordinator Linda Shelley inspires them to rise above their challenges.
Hope For The Future
With home instability and responsibilities that seemed insurmountable, one student was referred to her school's site coordinator and found hope for the future.