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 […]

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, […]

The first annual Happy Harvest event was a great success. Staff, board members, volunteers, students, and supporters came out on Thursday, October 1st to enjoy beer from an amazing local brewery, Odd Otter, and delicious brats while supporting Communities In Schools of Tacoma. Thanks to board member Holland Cohen for hosting us on the Point […]

Help Jack, Holly Quinn, and the Johnson & Johnson morning show stuff the bus on August 23rd and 25th. For more information, visit:

The Rainiers and their community partners have teamed together to treat South Sound kids to a night at Cheney. They have invited our CIS of Tacoma family to join them  on August 25th and 26th to cheer on our home team against the Iowa Cubs. For more information on how to get your free tickets, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2014 New Studies Shed Light on Back-to-School Challenges for Low-Income Families     Communities In Schools of Tacoma to Host “Stuff the Bus” Campaign to Collect Supplies for Students to Start Year Off Right Tacoma, WA – Communities In Schools of Tacoma will be hosting its 10th annual Stuff the […]

“Tuesday, U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer experienced something rare and wonderful in the life of a member of Congress: He met with a group of diverse and thoughtful constituents who asked tough questions, listened with care and, occasionally, challenged him. “Washington’s U.S. Representative from the 6th District was visiting Mount Tahoma High School when this miracle […]

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County is donating $34,630.54 to Communities in Schools Tacoma, profits from the House for Hope project.

Buying school supplies for kids they don’t know ranks high on the list of Tacomans’ finest habits. No sooner do crayons go on sale for a quarter and markers hit 50 cents than Tacomans load up the shopping cart, swipe the debit card and broadcast the tools for a happy school year.