Do you remember the last time someone reached out to give you a helping hand?  Maybe you were a few dollars short at the grocery store or you were desperate for a babysitter and your neighbor stepped up.  Was it that random surprise in the Starbucks line that the person ahead of you paid for your coffee on a […]

In a recent interview with The 74 Veteran Policy Analyst, Isabel Sawhilll, discussed the importance of schools as a hub for parents and students and acknowledged Communities In Schools as a fundamental pillar in the education community: “The whole conversation about using schools as community hubs is going to be really important in the meantime. […]

“National accreditation is not taken lightly, the data on our impact with students is reviewed and scrutinized. This speaks to the value of our CISBF teams work with the students in our community.”  CISBF Board Chair, Elizabeth Burtner After five years of evaluation from an independent evaluator, the report reveals that schools who implement the […]

Last month, Governor Jay Inslee signed a proclamation that identifies January 2021 as National Mentoring Month by the State of Washington. In the historic proclamation, Communities in Schools of Washington is specifically listed as an entity valuable to providing such resources to children. “…Mentoring Month is an opportunity to unite the residents of Washington to […]

Hanford Mission Integration Solutions (HMIS) made a significant impacton local nonprofit organizations this December with year-end community donations. Dubbed the “12 Gifts of Gratitude,” HMIS donated a total of $60,000 to 12 different nonprofits. Bob Wilkinson, president and general manager of HMIS, shared why these donations are so important. “These ‘12 gifts of gratitude’ are […]

Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin is honored to be awarded a share of the Foundation’s largest multiyear commitments to date. The new multiyear grants total more than $15 million in Systems, Power, and Action grants. Each organization will receive about $700,000 in flexible funding over the next three years. One of Group Health Foundation’s guiding […]

$9.4 million is awarded to 421 youth development organizations across Washington state. The Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund was made possible by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) and was led by School’s Out Washington working closely with the Washington State Department of Commerce. This one-time investment addresses the financial and programmatic challenges that have come […]

“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 […]