“The horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and resulting wave of protests across the country reminds us of a painful truth about our nation’s past and indeed the current times we live in.  At Communities In Schools® (CIS™), the majority of students we serve are children of color and children […]

Amerigroup helps our community members secure healthcare and offers a variety of resources to ensure quality care!  Amerigroup has partnered with CISBF to support our Site Coordinator at River’s Edge High School with yearlong programmatic financial & in-kind donations!  Thanks to Amerigroup we were able to host a Hidden in Plain Sight event and will […]

STCU is here for good!  STCU is a multi-tiered partner in that they: support us financially, support staff representation our board, support us with in-kind for our schools and partner with our site coordinators to teach our students about finances!  Thank you to STCU for supporting us in various ways so we may continue to […]

Numerica and KNDU are teaming up to present “Beyond the Classroom,” a program recognizing, teams of educators and Communities in Schools Benton-Franklin site coordinators who are working to enhance the lives of Richland, Pasco, Kennewick and Prosser students who need it the most. Numerica knows that a student’s ability to be successful is based on […]

Numerica Credit Union presented over $450,000 to 26 regional nonprofits in 2019 from the Numerica Charitable Fund. The grant program is funded by Numerica’s Skip a Pay program where members can skip a month of loan payments in lieu of a $30 donation. Communities in Schools Benton-Franklin (CISBF) – #AllInForKids CISBF works to surround students with a community of […]

$236,156.16 for Communities in Schools All in for Kids Program Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin (CISBF) seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate gang and other criminal activity for young people in Benton County by targeting at-risk students at six schools that have the highest needs: Aimstad Elementary, Eastgate Elementary, Westgate Elementary, Highlands Middle, Marcus Whitman […]

Student Sharon in cap and gown standing next to her site coordinator Paulina

At eighteen years old, Sharon was working five jobs to support herself when she received a call saying that she would have to either attend school or drop out. In a bold move, she decided to quit working and concentrate on school. Sharon entered her senior year of high school with painful memories of homelessness […]