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 Aspire. By investing in proven programs like Communities in Schools, together we’re helping students reach their potential and developing a much-needed pipeline of diverse talent to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow,” says Bob Bass, President of External and Legislative Affairs for AT&T in Washington.

Over 2 years, the $750,000 award will provide additional site coordinators at four high schools: Chiawana (Pasco), Todd Beamer (Federal Way), Clover Park (Lakewood) and Renton High School. Site coordinators at these high schools will serve an estimated 360 students at risk of dropping out.

“This generous award allows us to deepen our impact in the communities of Federal Way, Lakewood, Pasco, and Renton as we focus on meeting the diverse needs of students, including those in poverty, English language learners, and students of color,” says Susan Richards, State Director of Communities In Schools of Washington. “We’re excited to empower students in partnership with AT&T Aspire and help them build a successful future for themselves.”

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