Richland Student Overcomes Homelessness, Graduates with Honors

At eighteen years old, Sharon was working five jobs to support herself when she received a call saying that she would have to either attend school or drop out. In a bold move, she decided to quit working and concentrate on school. Sharon entered her senior year of high school with painful memories of homelessness […]

CISWA Board Welcomes Donna Clark from Hanson Consulting and James Payne from U.S. Bank

We’re excited to welcome our two newest board members, Donna Clark (Hanson Consulting) and James Payne (U.S. Bank). Donna comes to us with 30 years of experience in the finance, business, and project management sectors. She currently works at Hanson Consulting and has previously held leadership positions at Microsoft and Darigold. As an alumna of […]

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 of Washington is Expanding

Communities In Schools of Washington is proud to announce two new expansion communities in Washington for the 2017-18 School Year.  Communities in Schools of Washington is partnering with two local communities to deliver the Communities In Schools model of Integrated Student Supports to Thurston and Chelan Counties.  In Thurston County Communities in Schools of Washington […]

CIS of Washington Annual Report

The 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available. Last year the Communities In Schools of Washington network achieved growth while maintaining quality services. Our network delivered services in 174 schools across 21 school districts in Washington State. We served over 73,000 students through: 51,632 students received school wide services 4,971 students received intensive case managed support 19,207 students received other […]

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 […]

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.