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 […]

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 […]

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 […]