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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Tacoda Anker and CISP Site Coordinator Wendy Wojtanowicz

When Peninsula High School student Tacoda Anker walked across the stage to accept his diploma on Sunday, June 18, 2017 it marked more than the accomplishment of completing four years of high school. For this college-bound senior, it was the completion of a dream few thought possible as it underscored his journey from drug addiction and dropout to graduation — a true comeback story. Anker credits Communities […]

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 […]

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 (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.