It’s that time of year again! Every year in Tacoma there are students whose holiday season won’t be as bright as their peers. The CIS Winter Wish program aims to help spread holiday cheer to students who are experiencing homelessness, bringing warm coats, pajamas, blankets, gloves, and socks for students in need. You can support […]

Students may have started the school year online this year, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need school supplies! Our annual drive looked a little different this year. Moving to an online donation platform and giving campaign, our drive raised over $7,400 and collected supplies for 15 schools. Students received paper, pencils, crayons, headphones… everything […]

Due to concerns over COVID-19, our Annual Luncheon “What We Are Made Of” originally scheduled for May 29th has been postponed. This wonderful event is an opportunity to hear directly from our students about the impact Communities In Schools has made in their lives. We will post an update when we have secured a new […]

Tacoma Public Library E-Books & Pathways Program Any Tacoma resident with a library card can access Tacoma Public Library resources, and all Tacoma Public School students are eligible for a library card through the Pathways program, a partnership between TPS and TPL. There are instructions on how to access this resource on the Pathways Partnership […]

Each year, millions of people around the world give back to nonprofits on Giving Tuesday.  For all of us who will be donating to help local charities sustain their programs and services, please consider giving to Communities In Schools of Tacoma. Your gift will provide students with the support they need to stay in school and […]

“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 […]