To support students in navigating a challenging academic year, the Washington state office of Communities In Schools® (CISTM) and the All Points North Foundation partnered to address social-emotional development in two rural middle schools with a program assisting 47 students in navigating social-emotional learning challenges in school and life. Despite the increased isolation brought on […]

We’re excited to welcome Erin McCallum as our new State Director! Erin comes to us with over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and fund development. About Erin During her career, Erin has led and consulted for organizations with missions spanning healthcare, arts and culture, legislative advocacy, and education. In her most recent position […]

We’re very proud to be a grantee of the 2020 Community-Based Organizations Grants facilitated by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These grants distributed $8.1 million in federal emergency funds to 41 community-based organizations serving students in Washington. Out of the initial total $600,000 provided to statewide CBOs, we were thrilled to […]

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve received $379,800 in AmeriCorps funding through Serve Washington and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). With this grant, 25 AmeriCorps members will serve students at risk of dropout through Communities In Schools of Federal Way, Puyallup, Lakewood, Whatcom-Skagit and Spokane County. During the 2019-20 school year, members […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]