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

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 […]

Volunteer with Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive!

Communities In Schools of Tacoma is participating in this year’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. Businesses from all over Pierce County have been hard at work collecting school supplies, and the day is almost here to pick them up. Once they’re all collected, we need volunteers to help on Wednesday, August 23rd to help […]

Ready, Set, Read Summer 2017

The Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma! Summer 2017 program was a huge success! After four weeks of reading, learning, and fun hands-on activities, the summer programs at Mann, Jefferson, Northeast Tacoma, and Stafford Elementary Schools have come to a close. Children enrolled in the program attended twice-weekly story times with related fun activities to reinforce their learning […]

Help a child while you shop March 16th!

If you shop on Amazon, you can make your purchase count for students in your community. On Thursday, March 16th Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase made on Amazon Smile to Communities In Schools of Tacoma! You don’t need an additional account–Amazon Smile works just like the regular Amazon website. To support Communities In […]

2017 Annual Luncheon

Join us for our annual Luncheon at the Hotel Murano on June 7th. The event will highlight how Communities In Schools of Tacoma is Building Our Community through our year-round programs and special events. Our Keynote Speaker this year is David Flood, a youth inspirational speaker who travels the country speaking to teachers, administrators, students, […]