CISBF awarded $236K by Benton County

$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 […]

Richland Student Overcomes Homelessness, Graduates with Honors

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 […]

Study Shows $11 Benefit to Community for Every $1 Invested

Posted on May 23, 2012 From Communities In Schools National Communities In Schools,the nation’s leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, released the results of an economic study, conducted by EMSI, one of the nation’s leading economic modeling firms. The economic model was based on a subset of […]

Annual Report Now Available

The 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available. Last year the Communities In Schools of Washington network achieved 8% growth while maintaining quality services. It served 4,412 students intensively, and of those students, 99.6% of secondary students stayed in school while 96.5% of secondary students graduated or were promoted a grade. Read more below.