Our work is best shared through the stories and images of our students, and testimonials from others touched by the work we do. We invite you to click on a story below… and be inspired.

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Success Stories to Read

When Saif and Elaf immigrated to the U.S., they had to learn English on top of completing schoolwork and learning a new culture. With support from CIS of Tacoma, they’re now pursuing dental hygiene and computer science!

Alyma will be the first in her family to go to college, and CIS of Lakewood is supporting her with technology to help her reach her post-secondary goals.

For a group of kids served by CIS of Seattle, snowboarding is more than an outdoor adventure—it’s a chance to develop leadership skills and character.

For one 6th grade student in Bellingham, CIS of Whatcom-Skagit helped her move from chronically absent to thriving in school.

When Ray first came to CIS of Tacoma, he was struggling to get to where he needed to be academically. He quickly formed a connection with his Site Coordinator, and gradually, his entire outlook on life changed.