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 Receives Multi-Year Investment from Ballmer Group

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.

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 […]

CIS of Washington Receives $343,249 in AmeriCorps Funding

CIS of Washington will be receiving $343,249 in funding to continue our partnership with AmeriCorps and Serve Washington, which is used to place site coordinators in schools across the state. It is part of a $16.3 million grant that was awarded to Washington State from the Corporation for National and Community Service. CIS is one […]

Mardi Gras Raises $178,000 for Student Supports!

On March 5th, over 270 guests gathered at the Bellevue Hilton for a night of fun and generosity at the annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, presented by Matisia Consultants. The evening began with a cocktail hour followed by carnival style festivities which included a tarot card reader, a caricaturist, contortionists, and a highly competitive […]

Whatcom and Juneau Accreditation

Communities In Schools of Whatcom County and Communities In Schools of Juneau recently achieved full accreditation from the Communities In Schools (CIS) National Office. The accreditation process ensures affiliates and their site coordinators are effectively implementing the CIS integrated student supports model, and as a result, increasing student success. In 2011 ICF International conducted a […]

Annual Report Now Available

The 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available.  Last year the Communities In Schools of Washington network achieved 8% growth while maintaining quality services. We served 4,412 students intensively, and of those students, 99.6% of secondary students stayed in school while 96.5% of Secondary Students graduated or were promoted a grade. Read more below.