Students explore STEM careers at the Museum of Flight

Our School Outreach Coordinators from Illahee and Lakota Middle Schools took 45 students to attend the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program at the Museum of Flight. Federal Way students represented the largest group of participants for the day. The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program teaches students from under-served communities about science, engineering, flight dynamics […]

January 2017 Newsletter

Our January Newsletter is here! In This Issue: National Mentoring Month We’ve Expanded! Save the Date: CIS Breakfast Program Spotlight Call to Action

National Mentoring Month

On behalf of the Communities In Schools Board of Directors, staff and students we serve, we want to thank our mentors, past and present, for providing support through our students’ formative years, offering guidance and encouragement through life’s challenges, and providing stability when their home or school like may be in turmoil.

December 2016 Newsletter

Our December Newsletter is here! In This Issue: Holiday Support 2016 Year End Gift Program Spotlight: Improving School Attendance Funding Spotlight: Pride Foundation

School Outreach Coordinator Helps Improve Attendance

Our School Outreach Coordinator, Anthony Cryer, at Totem Middle School, is working to support Totem’s school-wide goal of 95% attendance.  Anthony helped put together an attendance team to assess and address the underlying issues to student attendance. The team implemented an incentive program to encourage students to have good attendance.  Any student at Totem who achieves […]

Holiday Support

FEDERAL WAY CARES FOR KIDS On Saturday, December 17th, 250 community volunteers came out to support the Federal Way Cares For Kids Holiday Gift Giving Event. This year, we were able to serve almost 200 families, totaling over 1,000 students from every school in the Federal Way School District! Throughout the day, parents shopped for […]

“Team Glow-Up” rewards students for making progress toward goals

Our School Outreach Coordinator at Kilo Middle School has created a program called “Team Glow-Up” to encourage students to view school as their job, in which they must work hard to achieve their goals in order to get “paid.” The mission of Team Glow-up is to reconstruct the habits, philosophies, and behaviors of participating students. The slang […]

Federal Way Cares For Kids Holiday Giving Event

Communities In Schools of Federal Way is a part of Federal Way Cares For Kids,  a community coalition which coordinates the talents, resources and skills of local organizations and individuals to maximize support received by kids and families served by Federal Way schools. In the Federal Way School District, 59% of students live in poverty, which […]

Pacific Islander students from TJHS Attend UPRISE Education Summit

On Saturday, October 28th, Our AmeriCorps School Outreach Coordinator accompanied 20 students from Thomas Jefferson High School’s Pacific Islander Club to the 2016 UPRISE Pacific Islander Education Summit at Clover Park Technical College. UPRISE brings together Pacific Islander high-school students, their families, school administrators, faculty, and staff from around the Puget Sound. UPRISE cultivates healthy dialogue about […]