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When Ray first got connected with Communities In Schools, he was struggling to get to where he needed to be academically. He was behind in credits and did not really have the belief that he deserved more. Ray learned about some of the programs and resources available to him through Communities In Schools from one […]

Merci was initially referred to the program in need of help with her math classes, but we quickly discovered that math was only a small fraction of the services that could benefit Merci and her family. Upon connecting with Merci’s mother, we were informed that her family was struggling to find stable housing and our […]

Kailaya was referred to CIS for mentoring and college preparation support. We first learned about Kailaya during her freshman year, and over time she has been involved in several CIS programs at her school ⁠— girls mentor groups, resources, and assistance with planning her post-high school career. With help from the CIS Site Coordinator, Ms. […]

Katrina had a rough start at her high school. She was failing a few classes, struggling to attend class and stay in class each day, and she was caught up in high risk behavior among her group of peers. Going into her junior year, Katrina was worried about how she would make up the credits […]

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”  We absolutely saw the greatness in this community during our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive! Stuff the Bus campaign aims to provide a backpack stuffed full of supplies to children who need them so they are prepared […]

Our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is going on now! This year, we hope to provide 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 doubled over the past ten […]

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 […]

Antony deserves to be recognized as an outstanding pupil. He is an Independent, resilient young man with much potential. A natural leader, Antony has become a role model to his peers through his involvement with The Healthy Youth program at Oakland High School. He participated in educational demonstrations to his peers which were a huge […]