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. […]

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 […]

Leanna connected to Communities in Schools of Tacoma through our 2015-2016 Stuff the Bus Campaign. She was a superstar volunteer who connected very quickly to our site coordinator, Mrs. Tracy. Leanna went on to participate in our after school tutoring where she was able to bring her Pre-Calculus grade up with the help of her […]

Sean came to Tacoma from a small town in Virginia his sophomore year. He had trouble adjusting to a new home and a new school and he was always worried about his mother who he had left behind. Sean quickly made friends with his ROTC peers and was connected to our Mount Tahoma Site Coordinator, […]

Elaf came to Mount Tahoma last year and was referred to our tutoring program to assist her with her homework. She was feeling overwhelmed with the language barrier, but was not ready to give up. We paired Elaf with our all-star volunteer, Mrs. Nyland, and they have been working tirelessly to help keep Elaf on […]

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 […]

This year’s Winter Wish event was a great success! This year, 348 children and family members attended Winter Wish at Mt. Tahoma High School on December 18. The families came from all over South Tacoma, bringing children from seven different schools to enjoy food, fun, and holiday festivities, and of course, gifts. Our generous donors […]

Kee’Aunte has done it again! We have our first Two Time Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma! Champion for the 2017-18 School Year. Kee’Aunte participated in the Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma! program last year and completed 50 books to become a Champion. Wasting no time at all this year, he knew what was expected and he took the challenge […]