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 […]

Though it is a challenge to convey the depth of Communities In Schools’ services in 30 seconds, this half minute of highlights offers a quick overview of how the dropout prevention organization is working to help struggling students succeed in school. The CIS of Washington public service announcement features footage of Communities In Schools of […]

Linda Shelley, the Communities In Schools of Peninsula Site Coordinator at Vaughn Elementary, has won the Whatever it Takes award from the Communities In Schools National office located in Washington DC. Colleen Speer, Executive Director for Communities In Schools of Peninsula, nominated Linda in May 2012, and they were notified recently that she won one of […]

On June 5, 2012, Social Venture Partners (SVP) organized a series of brief talks about adaptation in scarce times for their spring meeting. Susan Richards, State Director of Communities In Schools of Washington, shared her story in SVP’s “Ignite” fast-paced slideshow format. In 5 minutes, Susan’s lively story takes us from her start as executive […]

By Cori Uddenberg, Volunteer, Communities In Schools of Peninsula Pencil to paper, marker to dry erase board, finger to calculator. The medium changes constantly. Never the same in process but always the same in answer: math. I teach her how to add mixed numbers, divide decimals. She teaches me to love the life I have. […]