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Success Stories to Read

When Ray first got connected with Communities In Schools, he was struggling to get to where he needed to be academically. He was behind in credits and did not really […]

Kailaya was referred to CIS for mentoring and college preparation support. We first learned about Kailaya during her freshman year, and over time she has been involved in several CIS […]

Katrina had a rough start at her high school. She was failing a few classes, struggling to attend class and stay in class each day, and she was caught up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]