The Communities In Schools national network is active in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 200 local affiliates serve 1.48 million students across the U.S.
The Communities In Schools of Washington network includes 12 locally-managed affiliates based in communities with high dropout risk: Benton-Franklin, Federal Way, Kent, Lakewood, North Central Washington, Peninsula, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle, Spokane County, Tacoma and Whatcom County.
Washington State Office
The state office strengthens the Washington network by providing affiliates with the knowledge, tools and resources to build strong organizations with effective site coordination through:
- Organizational Capacity Building: Building organizational capacity throughout the network results in strong nonprofit agencies, operating under sound business practices, led by well-trained and supported executive directors and boards.
- Partnership & Resource Development: By developing and building relationships with organizations and individuals, we are able to reach more struggling students across the state.
- Service Delivery: Training and support for site coordinators and supervisors on all facets of our evidence-based model improves outcomes for children and youth.
- Public Relations & Marketing: Communications strategies and outreach increase public awareness of the impact of our work.