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 […]

Volunteer with Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive!

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 […]

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 […]

Help a child while you shop March 16th!

If you shop on Amazon, you can make your purchase count for students in your community. On Thursday, March 16th Amazon will donate 5% of your purchase made on Amazon Smile to Communities In Schools of Tacoma! You don’t need an additional account–Amazon Smile works just like the regular Amazon website. To support Communities In […]

2017 Annual Luncheon

Join us for our annual Luncheon at the Hotel Murano on June 7th. The event will highlight how Communities In Schools of Tacoma is Building Our Community through our year-round programs and special events. Our Keynote Speaker this year is David Flood, a youth inspirational speaker who travels the country speaking to teachers, administrators, students, […]

Winter Wish 2016

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:    

Give Hope In 2016

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 […]

Thank you for making Winter Wish great this year!

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, […]

CIS HIRE kicks off 253 Impact Zone Initiative

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 […]