Antony deserves to be recognized as an outstanding pupil. He is an Independent, resilient young man with much potential. A natural leader, Antony has become a role model to his peers through his involvement with The Healthy Youth program at Oakland High School. He participated in educational demonstrations to his peers which were a huge […]

Jae enrolled in CIS programs at Mt. Tahoma High School during his sophomore year of school. He was faced with many challenges his freshman year and he was hopeful to get support to help him succeed. Jae struggled to balance life, sports and school and was interested in our tutoring and mentoring programs. Although Jae’s […]

Zyonna’s teacher referred her to Mt. Tahoma Site Coordinator Ms. Tracy so that we could get her resources to help her pass her math class. Zyonna had never had an issue with her grades, so it was hard for her to accept help at first, but she was so grateful for her tutor by the […]

Dustin entered our program as a freshmen in need of resources to help his family during a difficult period in their lives. His mom had recently been forced to leave her job to undergo treatment for cancer and they were struggling with the stress and medical expenses that resulted. He got connected with our Mt. […]

When Katrina fist started our program, she was failing most of her classes. She was referred to our Mt. Tahoma Site Coordinator, Ms. Tracy, for help with catching up. After talking with her, Ms. Tracy discovered that Katrina dreams of going to Cornish School of the Arts. We set a goal with Katrina to pass […]

Kenya joined CIS programs at Oakland High School as a Healthy Youth Council member and has emerged as an undisputed leader this year. Coming from a non-traditional family structure she has overcome many obstacles and is making great strides both professionally and personally to excel throughout life. Kenya has an amazing outgoing and infectious personality […]

Antoni learned about CIS at Mt. Tahoma High School when he signed up for the H.I.R.E program (Helping Interns Reach Excellence). He had been looking for a way to earn some extra money to help pay for driver’s education and a car so that he could provide transportation for his family, which they needed. However, […]

Samalee is a first grade student at Fern Hill Elementary School. Reading has been difficult for her since English is her second language, so she was referred to the “All Star Readers” program to get some extra help from a one-on-one tutor. She and her tutor Cheryl Anne had picked out two new chapter books […]

Kui’Andre was so excited in the Fall to learn that Timm was going to be his tutor again. Timm has been volunteering with us for over five years now—his dedication and true interest of finding out who his student is and who they want to be is amazing. Timm had a bit of detective work […]

Cydell is an amazing second grader with a big personality and big dreams. During the start of the school year it was unclear if the All-Star Readers program would be a good fit. Cydell has since excelled within his group and a made wonderful connections with both the University of Washington tutors and his classmates. […]