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 […]

Washington State Fair School Supply Drive Raises over $30,000 worth of School Supplies

On Friday, September 8th, Communities in Schools of Washington (CIS) partnered with the Washington State Fair to collect school supplies for students in the CIS network. This is the second year fair participants were invited to provide a donation of new school supplies at the gold or red gate and receive free admission into the […]

Mardi Gras Event Raises Record $219,000; Photos Capture the Fun

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 […]

Washington State Fair School Supply Drive Raises 2.5 Tons of School Supplies

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 […]

Join the World’s Biggest Graduation Celebration!

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 […]

Mardi Gras Event Pic Featured in PSBJ

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 […]

Mardi Gras Event Raises Record $147,000; Photos Capture the Fun

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 […]

Mardi Gras 2014 Tickets Now Available

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 […]

Community Comes Together to Raise Graduation Rates

Communities In Schools of Washington joined the collective conversation and provided sponsorship support at the regional GradNation Summit in Bellevue on November 8. The event brought together more than 300 participants to share information on services, funding, best practices, and sustainability strategies to increase graduation rates in King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish Counties. Pulitzer Prize-winning […]