Our Mission

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

The Problem

Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities.

Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.

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How We Help Students

Communities In Schools of Tacoma is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 36 schools in Tacoma, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.

In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.

Making a Difference

At Communities In Schools of Tacoma, our 250 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 98%
    stayed in school
  • 94%
    improved attendance
  • 95%
    improved behavior
  • 90%
    improved coursework

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