Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction Raises Record $258,000 to Keep Kids in School

Top left: Guests donned masks and beads to get in the Mardi Gras spirit. // Top right: Our Presenting Sponsor Denali Advanced Integration // Bottom left: Amber and Kileigh Ann from CIS of Federal Way share mission moments. // Bottom right: Raise the Paddle generated $71,500 in support of youth empowerment.  On March 9th, Communities […]

CISWA Receives $2.1 Million from Ballmer Group to Expand Services

We’re excited to announce that Ballmer Group has awarded Communities In Schools of Washington $2.1 million to support students at risk of dropout in Washington state. Over the next three years, funds will expand services to new school districts and communities, providing wraparound supports to about 25,000 students. “This generous investment from Ballmer Group will […]

Richland Student Overcomes Homelessness, Graduates with Honors

At eighteen years old, Sharon was working five jobs to support herself when she received a call saying that she would have to either attend school or drop out. In a bold move, she decided to quit working and concentrate on school. Sharon entered her senior year of high school with painful memories of homelessness […]

CISWA Board Welcomes Donna Clark from Hanson Consulting and James Payne from U.S. Bank

We’re excited to welcome our two newest board members, Donna Clark (Hanson Consulting) and James Payne (U.S. Bank). Donna comes to us with 30 years of experience in the finance, business, and project management sectors. She currently works at Hanson Consulting and has previously held leadership positions at Microsoft and Darigold. As an alumna of […]

CISWA Receives $750,000 from AT&T Aspire

We’re proud to be 1 of 10 organizations to share in $9.25 million from AT&T Aspire this year. Launched in 2008, AT&T Aspire is the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs. “High school completion, college and workforce readiness is the priority for AT&T […]

Communities In Schools of Washington Awarded $363,300 in AmeriCorps Funding

On July 24, Serve Washington announced that Communities In Schools of Washington was awarded $363,300 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. This grant will put 25 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve with nine of our local […]

CISWA Welcomes Newest Board Member

We are excited to welcome our newest board member Agda Burchard to Communities In Schools of Washington. Agda comes to CISWA with great depth of experience in the education sector. With over 25-years professional experience in early childhood education at the local, state and federal levels, she currently works for the U.S. Department of Health […]

Mardi Gras Event Raises Record Setting $250,000

Over 250 people attended the 9th Annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction on March 10, 2018, in support of Communities In Schools of Washington, whose work surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life through 14 affiliates across Washington state. The dinner and auction was hosted […]

Communities In Schools of Washington is Expanding

Communities In Schools of Washington is proud to announce two new expansion communities in Washington for the 2017-18 School Year.  Communities in Schools of Washington is partnering with two local communities to deliver the Communities In Schools model of Integrated Student Supports to Thurston and Chelan Counties.  In Thurston County Communities in Schools of Washington […]

CIS of Washington Annual Report

The 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available. Last year the Communities In Schools of Washington network achieved growth while maintaining quality services. Our network delivered services in 174 schools across 21 school districts in Washington State. We served over 73,000 students through: 51,632 students received school wide services 4,971 students received intensive case managed support 19,207 students received other […]