Mt. Tahoma students talk politics with Derek Kilmer

“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 […]

Communities In Schools Offers Mixed Review of the Nation’s Report Card

“Today’s release of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress shows little improvement, and continued cause for concern. Average scores in reading and math have made minor gains across the nation, yet the achievement gap experienced little improvement. Moreover, approximately 1.2 million students are dropping out of school each year with poor and minority students […]

Spotlight on Success

Communities in Schools of Tacoma and READY! Set, Read–Tacoma! was featured in the National newsletter this month! You can read the article here, along with the rest of the newsletter, at CIS National’s website.

Master Builders Donates

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

Tacoma’s Rite of Fall–Backpack Suffing

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.

Put a sock in it!

Something small, like a new, dry pair of socks, can make a huge difference. Wet feet often lead to illness, which can easily translate to missing classes.

Not Waiting For Superman

Communities In Schools of Tacoma used the film “Waiting for Superman” to get people talking.