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 […]

We are so grateful for our volunteers and the following partners that helped make Winter Wish 2016 so special: Better Homes & Garden Real Estate Pacific Commons, CIS board and staff members, Coordinated Care, Multicare, Not Yet Foundation, Pierce County Parks and Recreation, Reeder Property Management, Rotary 8, RSM USA LLP, Tacoma Fire Fighters, Tacoma Public Schools, […]

Four Mount Tahoma students were chosen to participate in the CIS HIRE (helping interns reach excellence) component of the 253 Impact Zone Initiative this summer. Students completed applications and were selected to volunteer 168 service hours, working with Rebuilding Together South Sound. Students will learn new skills and techniques around carpentry that they can take with them into […]

On Thursday, June 23rd, Ready, Set, Read students who read 50 or more books were recognized at the TPSD Board Meeting. Participants chose books from the preschool literacy list and participated in story times and activities throughout the school year. Click here to watch the celebration during the School Board Meeting.

What: Volunteers needed to fill backpacks with school supplies When: Friday, August 26, 2016 Time: 8am-6pm Where: Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium **Call (253)571-4983 to Sign Up** [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia4igyjykhU&w=560&h=315] Communities In Schools of Tacoma, United Way of Pierce County, KBTC, Multicare and Rotary #8 are kicking off our 2016 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. We are inviting the public and […]

Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma! is a free preschool literacy kindergarten-readiness program which aims to help pre-k children and their families prepare for the transition into a school setting. During the Summer reading Program, 7 books are selected which will have STEAM applications. Each week, during the month of July, the librarian holds a story time with […]