This is Jose. When he first started with Communities In Schools of Kent, he was attending Kent Phoenix Academy and dreaming of becoming a mechanic. CIS of Kent helped him experience the world and learn about himself through their mentoring program, career exploration field trips, and the Latino Educational Achievement Project.

After graduating high school in 2018, Jose enrolled in Green River College’s Automotive Technology Program. He also started working part-time at Auto Zone. Today, Jose has already completed seven Automotive Service Excellence Certificates and he is two classes away from completing his AA degree. He is now a Commercial Manager at Auto Zone.

Jose’s time with CIS of Kent meant a lot to him, and he wanted to use his new skills to pay it forward. He recently volunteered to help a family at Kent Phoenix Academy by servicing their vehicle during a time of hardship. We are so proud of Jose and all of our shining CIS graduates!

This story is provided courtesy of Communities In Schools of Kent.