“Unsung Heroes” Featured in Videos

Two Washington network site coordinators who received National Communities In Schools (CIS) 2013 Unsung Heroes awards are in the spotlight once again. Dalisha Phillips from CIS of Seattle and Leah Livingston from CIS of Lakewood are each featured in a 4-minute video about the work they do to help kids overcome barriers to success in […]

CIS National Recognizes Three in Washington with Awards of Excellence

Communities In Schools National selected two Washington state site coordinators and one partner school as recipients of Awards of Excellence for their outstanding work last year. Dalisha Phillips of Communities In Schools of Seattle and Leah Livingston of Communities In Schools of Lakewood are two of the five nationwide who received Unsung Heroes awards for […]

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 […]

No Cape, but a “Hero” Nonetheless: Xaila Lewis, Rainier Beach High School

They don’t have capes or secret identities. They can’t leap tall buildings or fly. But their hard work and unrelenting passion to help others gives them the power to save the lives of thousands of children across America every day. By providing encouragement, academic support and community resources, these men and women, along with 5,000 […]