Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction Raises Record $258,000 to Keep Kids in School

Top left: Guests donned masks and beads to get in the Mardi Gras spirit. // Top right: Our Presenting Sponsor Denali Advanced Integration // Bottom left: Amber and Kileigh Ann from CIS of Federal Way share mission moments. // Bottom right: Raise the Paddle generated $71,500 in support of youth empowerment.  On March 9th, Communities […]

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 […]

CIS Network Annual Report

The 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available. Last year the Communities In Schools of Washington network achieved growth while maintaining quality services. We served 48,464 students through school wide services, an additional 19,207 students received other support services and 4,670 students received intensive case managed support, of those students, 99% of secondary students stayed in school while 93% of secondary […]

CIS an Example of What Works in “Moneyball” Video

Communities In Schools was held up as an example of “what works” in the most recent Moneyball for Government video highlighting how some of our nation’s leading, innovative nonprofits are harnessing evidence and data to improve outcomes for children and their families at every stage of development. Stacey D. Stewart, US President of United Way Worldwide, narrates […]

CIS and Partners Serve 6,000 Lunches to Kids in Federal Way

By Julia Bladin, Summer Intern, Communities In Schools of Washington. A ham and cheese sandwich, carrot sticks, apple juice and chocolate milk—not as popular as the favorite “pizza sticks” lunch according to Tyler Rivera and Louisa Johnson, the two AmeriCorps members working in Federal Way for the One Million Meals Campaign—but for children and teens […]

Communities In Schools Releases New Video Highlighting the National Dropout Problem

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) — Communities In Schools, the leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, is proud to announce the release of its new video “Making a Difference.” The video, produced by Long Story Short Media, illustrates the ways in which Communities In Schools is making a difference […]

Site Coordinator Snapshot: Learning from Students

By Tracey Savell Reavis, Communities In Schools National. Making a difference in students’ lives is only one reason Georgina Hernandez loves her job as a site coordinator at Communities In Schools of Federal Way, Wash. She also loves that the students teach her new things every day. “I learn so much from them,” said Hernandez. […]

Navigating the Path to Graduation, Together

By Briana Kerensky, Communities In Schools National. The beginning of January is always a time of self-reflection. We look back at the past year to evaluate what we accomplished (or maybe didn’t accomplish) and create resolutions for the new year. We promise ourselves we will exercise more, read more books, and spend less time in […]

A Network of Support

By Joan Tornow, Board Member, Communities In Schools of Federal Way. As a volunteer for Communities In Schools of Federal Way, I mentored a young student named Marvella.* When she moved to Auburn, I was happy to learn that Auburn also had a strong Communities In Schools program through which I could continue supporting this […]

AmeriCorps and Washington Commission for National and Community Service Award Grant to Communities In Schools of Washington

Thanks to a partnership with AmeriCorps and the Washington Commission for National and Community Service, Communities In Schools of Washington added 20 site coordinators to help more students stay in school and on track to graduate. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay […]