2019 Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

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 […]

Ready, Set, Read Open Enrollment

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 […]

Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

Communities In Schools of Tacoma strives to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. One way we measure our success is by how many of our students stay in school and graduate on time. This year, we had a number of amazing graduates, and we […]

2018 Stuff the Bus

Stuff The Bus 2018 Report Our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive is going on now! This year, we hope to supply 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]