Lakewood Student Finds Her Voice with CIS

Georjina first came to Communities In Schools of Lakewood in elementary school for help with math and reading. Leah Livingston, CIS Site Coordinator, also worked with her to become more comfortable speaking in a group. Through afterschool CIS programs, Georjina began to build up her confidence and find ways to express herself to others.

Message of Hope from Peninsula Area Graduate

When Kayci walked across the stage to accept her diploma with other Henderson Bay High School graduates, there were the usual loud cheers and happy tears, but for this graduate it was an extra special celebration. Kayci’s graduation day not only marked the rite of passage of completing high school, but it also celebrated her […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mardi Gras Event Raises Record $219,000; Photos Capture the Fun

Saturday evening, March 11th was certainly one to remember! Guests decked out in beads, masks and festive costumes packed the Bellevue Hilton for Communities In Schools of Washington’s 8th annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction presented by Matisia Consultants. Generous corporate and individual supporters contributed a record-setting $219,000 to expand student support and dropout prevention […]