Communities In Schools of Washington Awarded $363,300 in AmeriCorps Funding

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 […]

New PSA Gives :30 Peek Into Communities In Schools

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 […]

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 […]

Communities In Schools of Peninsula Employee Wins National Award

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 […]

State Director Susan Richards on Adaptation in Scarce Times

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 […]

A High School Student’s Reflections on Mentoring: Lessons Shared

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. […]

President Obama Proclaims January as National Mentoring Month – You Can Become a Communities In Schools Mentor

Excerpted from NMM news release | Posted: January 5, 2012 January 3, 2012: President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation designating January as National Mentoring Month, saying, “Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge and experience, mentors play an essential […]