July 2021

Stuff the Bus and Back to School Campaign

July 1 – August 24

The Stuff the Bus and Back to School Campaign provides students the supplies they need to be successful in school. This past year has highlighted the inequities that exist in our community around access to education. Our Stuff the Bus and Back to School campaign exist to help students get a strong start to school and will provide ongoing support throughout the school year. With local support from businesses, individuals and organizations, our goal is to make sure no child…

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June 2021

2021 Annual Luncheon

June 2 | 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Please join us in celebrating "20 Years of Community Building" at our virtual Luncheon on June 2nd! Twenty years ago Communities In Schools of Tacoma began with the vision to surround students with a community of support to empower them stay in school and achieve in life. Now, 20 years later, we are proud to say we have worked with thousands of students and we continue to live out that mission in Tacoma. Every year Communities In Schools of Tacoma (CIST) hosts a luncheon to celebrate our students success and…

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February 2021

Refresh and Renew 2021

February 9 | 9:00 am – February 11 | 1:00 pm

It’s been a hard season, and everyone is doing the best they can. Between social distancing, remote learning, racial injustice, political unrest, and figuring out what it means to live through a pandemic people are tired. As 2021 begins we invite you to take a pause. Join us as we hear from different speakers about ways to care for ourselves and our community well during this time.   Order tickets here. All ticket sales benefit Communities In Schools of Tacoma. Tickets: $20 per workshop. Live access and the workshop recording. $75…

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March 2020

South Tacoma Family Resource Fair

March 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
South Lakeshore Christian Church, 1740 S 84th St.
Tacoma, Washington 98444 United States
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The South Tacoma Family Resource Fair is an opportunity to learn what resources are available in the South Tacoma area. Enjoy free food, fun, and a chance to win a door prize! RSVP Required online (link below) or by phone, 253.571.4983.

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May 2019

2019 Annual Luncheon

May 31, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Greater Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Click here to register as a guest at our 2019 Annual Luncheon! Can't make it to the event but still want to support our vision? Give today! Our Annual Luncheon is an opportunity to learn more about how Communities In Schools is making an impact in your community. We work to surround students with a community of support so they can succeed in school and in life. Check out our video from last year's event to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVbRF7S6wrA  …

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June 2018

2018 Annual Luncheon

June 6, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Join us for our annual Luncheon at on Wednesday, June 6th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The event will highlight how Communities In Schools of Tacoma is "Growing In Gratitude" through our year-round programs and special events. Our Keynote Speaker this year is Randy Sprick, a leading consultant in behavior management. Each year, he conducts training and classes for more than 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and…

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March 2018

Wapato Hills Community Garden Work Party

March 24, 2018 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wapato Hills Garden, 6200 S. Wapato St.
Tacoma, WA 98409 United States
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Communities In Schools is partnering with the Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, Tacoma Environmental Services, Harvest Pierce County, and Tinker Garden on a build party for the Wapato Hills Park community garden. This garden serves the community by providing a space where South Tacoma families can grow their own healthy, organic, and sustainable food. Our teams will be building new raised garden beds to expand the space. Lunch is provided and there will be activities available for children aged 18…

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December 2017

Winter Wish 2017

December 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Mt. Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409 United States
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To support Winter Wish, text "WISH" to 253-201-2013, click on the green "Donate" button, or fill out the form below to sponsor a child. It’s that time of year again! The holidays are fast approaching, and for families in need it can be a difficult time of year. Every year, there are students in the Tacoma School District whose holiday season won’t be as bright as their fellow students. This year our Winter Wish Program is targeting students who are living…

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Holiday Food Drive

December 1, 2017 – December 22, 2017
University Place Fred Meyer, 6305 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98467 United States
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November 2017

Family Dinner Night

November 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mt. Tahoma High School, 4634 S. 74th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409 United States
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