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 […]

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 […]

Washington State Fair School Supply Drive Raises 2.5 Tons of School Supplies

On September 9th, Communities in Schools of Washington (CIS) partnered with the Washington State Fair to collect school supplies for students in the CIS network. Fair participants were invited to provide a donation of new school supplies at the gold or red gate and receive free admission into the fair from 10am – 12pm.  Over […]

CIS of Washington Receives $343,249 in AmeriCorps Funding

CIS of Washington will be receiving $343,249 in funding to continue our partnership with AmeriCorps and Serve Washington, which is used to place site coordinators in schools across the state. It is part of a $16.3 million grant that was awarded to Washington State from the Corporation for National and Community Service. CIS is one […]

Mardi Gras Raises $178,000 for Student Supports!

On March 5th, over 270 guests gathered at the Bellevue Hilton for a night of fun and generosity at the annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, presented by Matisia Consultants. The evening began with a cocktail hour followed by carnival style festivities which included a tarot card reader, a caricaturist, contortionists, and a highly competitive […]

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passes!

Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, today praised the Senate for joining the House of Representatives in passing the Every Student Succeeds Act, a major bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s federal education law. Among the most important measures in the new law is a framework allowing local communities […]

Silver Family Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant for Site Coordination

Thank you to the Silver Family Foundation for awarding Communities In Schools of Washington with a $30,000 grant in support of Integrated Student Supports across Washington state. With these funds, we will be able to reach more students across 18 school districts and empower them to stay in school and achieve in life!

Poll: Public Education, Poverty is a Top Priority

Communities In Schools and Public Opinion Strategies has completed a national poll of 1,200 likely 2016 voters focused on the issue of K-12 public education – an issue largely ignored during the current campaign, but one that ranks among one of the most important concerns for Americans today. It is the first and most in-depth […]

CIS of Washington on New Day NW

State Director Susan Richards spoke with New Day NW’s Margaret Larson this morning about the work CIS of Washington affiliates are doing and our ongoing partnership with Western Washington Toyota and the Seattle Seahawks through the False Start program.

Vote for CISWA in KING5’s Best of Western Washington

We have been nominated for Best Local Charity in KING5’s Best of Western Washington! Voting ends on Sunday, October 25th. Cast your vote and then share the link with your friends and tell them to vote for Communities In Schools of Washington.