We’re excited to announce that Lara Unger, Site Coordinator with Communities In Schools of Peninsula, recently won the prestigious All In For Students Award from CIS National. Lara is all ‘heart’ when it comes to the kids she works with. She is passionate about equalizing opportunities for students on her caseload despite the challenges they […]
Communities In Schools (CIS) announced today that it will receive a $15 million grant from Ballmer Group to advance its work inside public schools. The five-year investment will support CIS’s work empowering at-risk students to stay in school and reach their full potential.
State Director Susan Richards spoke with New Day NW’s Margaret Larson this morning about the work CIS of Washington affiliates are doing and our ongoing partnership with Western Washington Toyota and the Seattle Seahawks through the False Start program.
CIS of Washington State Director Susan Richards recently spoke to Herb Weisbaum on KOMO News Radio about the thousands of students who drop out of school every year, and what Washington CIS affiliates are doing to lower that number. Take a listen:
The Wall Street Journal today shined a spotlight on “community schools,” also known as integrated student supports, citing Communities In Schools as “the largest coordinator of such programs,” and stating this approach for improving schools and neighborhoods is gaining ground nationwide. In the article, elected officials, teachers, administrators, and researchers voice their support for the […]
Communities In Schools was in the New York Times! The full-page insert honored our 2014 graduating seniors nationwide and featured “selfies” of their milestone moments collected as part of our World’s Biggest Graduation Celebration. We applaud all of the CIS graduates—and the students who worked diligently to stay on the path to graduation!
The Western Washington Toyota Dealers Association celebrated the Seahawks’ championship season with a $10,000 donation Thursday to Communities in Schools of Washington. The Toyota Dealers Association presented their donation to Communities In Schools of Washington at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy and surprised students with an autographed Seahawks item presented by Paul Johns, Seahawks alum […]
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 […]
The Spring 2014 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review includes an article by Communities In Schools President Dan Cardinali in a special supplement, Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale. This supplement includes eleven professional perspectives on “scaling what works”—what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs […]
By Claudia Rowe, Reporter, The Seattle Times The din surrounding education reform often fails to recognize forces that significantly affect student achievement, but happen outside the classroom. You can strengthen teacher quality, overhaul curricula or throw open the doors to school choice, yet research shows that if kids are frightened, hungry or depressed, they cannot learn […]