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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 & 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 […]

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 […]

Communities In Schools of Tacoma is participating in this year’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. Businesses from all over Pierce County have been hard at work collecting school supplies, and the day is almost here to pick them up. Once they’re all collected, we need volunteers to help on Wednesday, August 23rd to help […]

Communities In Schools of Tacoma’s Winter Wish event was a huge success! Check out this video to see our families celebrating the spirit of the season together: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S1Jdosv5oQ&w=560&h=315]    

Never Give Up on a Child! Join us and provide HOPE to underrepresented children in our community. Each child that we help has their own unique circumstances that stands in their way of success. For some, its homelessness, unstable home environment, poor academic performance, poor health, lack of family engagement, or no caring adult in […]