Fun facts from this year’s State Fair School Supply Drive: We collected and sorted over $39,000 worth of school supplies Fairgoers and community partners donated over 19,500 individual items All the supplies weighed in at 5,700 pounds–that’s the same as one hippopotamus! On September 6th and 7th, over 100 volunteers collected, sorted, counted, and packaged […]

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 […]

Saturday evening, March 11th was certainly one to remember! Guests decked out in beads, masks and festive costumes packed the Bellevue Hilton for Communities In Schools of Washington’s 8th annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction presented by Matisia Consultants. Generous corporate and individual supporters contributed a record-setting $219,000 to expand student support and dropout prevention […]

On September 9th, Communities in Schools of Washington (CIS) partnered with the Washington State Fair to collect school supplies for students in the CIS network. Fair participants were invited to provide a donation of new school supplies at the gold or red gate and receive free admission into the fair from 10am – 12pm.  Over […]

Welcome to the World’s Biggest Graduation Celebration hosted by Communities In Schools! We are celebrating the Class of 2014 (#ClassofChange) with three online events: World’s BIggest Graduation Processional: Graduating seniors, along with their teachers, friends and family, are invited to share graduation day photos, videos and messages on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine, using the […]

On April 4, we were delighted to see that Puget Sound Business Journal ran a Mardi Gras event photo in the “Scene” section. The image shows Dan Cardinali, Communities In Schools (CIS) national president, and our very own Susan Richards, CIS of Washington state director, along with her husband. The caption acknowledges our record $147,000 […]

March 15 was a night to remember! Guests decked out in beads, masks and festive costumes packed the Seattle Design Center for Communities In Schools of Washington’s 5th annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction presented by IBM. Generous corporate and individual supporters contributed a record-setting $147,000 to expand student support and prevent even more dropouts […]

Tickets are on sale for Communities In Schools of Washington’s annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction. Now in its fifth year, the fundraiser is on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Seattle Design Center. The Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction is a fun and festive event featuring unique entertainment, a silent auction, fabulous food, and […]