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 […]

Hope and Eugenia

  Hope is a preschooler at McCarver Elementary who participates in our preschool literacy program READY! Set, Read-Tacoma!(RSR-T) Everyday after school, Hope and her grandma Eugenia go to the school’s library to check out RSR-T books. “I believe this program has been a positive influence with Hope because now she reads (by the pictures unless […]

Stuff the Bus

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 […]

2013 Wishes

It’s that time of year again: the weather starts getting colder; it’s getting dark earlier; stores are putting out decorations; thoughts turn to the magic of the holidays….For some families, though, this time of year is less about the magic and decorations and more about the dark and cold.

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 […]

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.