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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Nation’s Leading Dropout Prevention Organization to Host School Supply Drives Across the Country to “Level the Playing Field” Arlington, Va. – According to the latest “backpack index” released by Huntington Bank today, the cost of equipping K-12 public school students for the 2014-2015 school year has jumped as much as 20 percent, one of the […]