It Takes a Community to Get Students Through Graduation

By Susan Richards, state director, Communities In Schools of Washington With graduation season behind us, thousands of high school seniors statewide are embarking on the next chapter of their lives with a diploma in hand. But what about all those kids who didn’t graduate with their class? The kids who slipped behind or gave up […]

Mardi Gras Event Pic Featured in PSBJ

On April 4, we were delighted to see that Puget Sound Business Journal ran a Mardi Gras event photo in the “Scene” section. The image shows Dan Cardinali, Communities In Schools (CIS) national president, and our very own Susan Richards, CIS of Washington state director, along with her husband. The caption acknowledges our record $147,000 […]

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 […]