Amazon Smile Donates to Non-Profits!

Amazon is supporting non-profits by donating 0.5% of purchases made in the organizations name! If you would like to have your Amazon purchases donate to Communities In Schools of Tacoma click the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-2138848

Job opening for high school health outreach

The Oakland High School Communities in Schools team is seeking a full-time Health Outreach Coordinator. Job description and details posted below.

Ready, Set, Read Open Enrollment

With 186 champions from 2017, our pre-school literacy program is ready to set new records again for the 2018-2019 school year! Free registration for our family reading incentive program is open for children between the ages of 3 and Pre-K who will be in the Tacoma Public School system. This includes readers who have not […]

Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

Communities In Schools of Tacoma strives to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. One way we measure our success is by how many of our students stay in school and graduate on time. This year, we had a number of amazing graduates, and we […]

2018 Stuff the Bus

Stuff The Bus 2018 Report Our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is going on now! This year, we hope to supply South Tacoma students with all of the supplies they need to be successful in school, starting on day one. According to the Huntington National Bank’s Backpack Index, school supply costs have nearly […]

Mindfulness Training

Communities In Schools is partnering with Hammond & Ebersole to offer Mindfulness Training to all of our community partners! This series will teach methods and strategies to increase awareness and promote the practice of Mindfulness in our community. Mindfulness has many benefits, including stress reduction, enhanced attention and memory, and better decision making. We are […]

Winter Wish 2017

This year’s Winter Wish event was a great success! This year, 348 children and family members attended Winter Wish at Mt. Tahoma High School on December 18. The families came from all over South Tacoma, bringing children from seven different schools to enjoy food, fun, and holiday festivities, and of course, gifts. Our generous donors […]

Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Food Drive

Thanksgiving Basket from Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank Holidays are about family and traditions, and often those traditions involve food. However, for many Tacoma students and their families, food insecurity is a major issue. According to the City of Tacoma, 1 in 4 children in Tacoma are living in poverty. For these families, holidays can be […]

Teaching Toys and Books

Teaching Toys & Books donated TOYS! This local Proctor area business supported our Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma! program by donating one toy for every book in the RSR-T collection. Owner Melissa Tennille is pictured below (middle) along with Early Childhood Outreach Coordinator Valerie Sweisthal (left) and HeadStart Family Advocate Angie Forrest (right), along with just a […]

Wapato Hills Community Garden Project

Communities In Schools strives to surround students with a community support, and this October, our students spent a Saturday giving back to their community. On October 14th, Mt. Tahoma High School students partnered with UW Tacoma’s Day of Caring to build garden beds and plant trees for the Wapato Hills Community Garden. This collaboration brought together […]

Art Around the Sound

Fern Hill Elementary School My artwork represents big ships at the Port of Tacoma. –Vincent B. Vincent’s artwork is featured at the Port of Tacoma in the Fabulich Center (Room 104, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd., Tacoma, WA 98424) The Port of Tacoma invited Vincent to present his artwork at the September 2017 Port Commissioner’s […]