A Determination That Refuses to Quit

Four years ago, Connor was a freshman living in unstable housing when he was referred to our School Outreach Coordinator, Kaitlin Thomas, at Federal Way High School. He was in need of food, clothing and most importantly the stability of a caring adult relationship and someone to talk to. Connor was living with his three […]

January Newsletter

Our January Newsletter is here! In this Issue: Annual Report New Staff Spotlights CIS Announces Challenge School Winners Student Spotlights CIS Alumni Program Spotlight National Mentoring Month

Communities In Schools Announces Challenge Schools Winners

Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization that empowers at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future, today announced the CIS affiliates that will share $13 million in grant funding to support students in 23 communities across 11 states. The winning affiliates were selected in a competitive grant process funded through […]

2018 Annual Report

Last year, Communities In Schools of Federal Way served 8,859 students, including providing intensive case management to 517 students facing individual and systemic barriers to academic success. We worked with over a hundred volunteers who provided over 5,000 hours of service to address student needs, and we leveraged resources and support from over 50 community […]

Federal Way Cares for Kids

Join us in helping make the holiday season bright for families in need in Federal Way. There are two ways you can help make this year’s Federal Way Cares for Kids event a huge success! Donate new unwrapped toys for kids ages 11 and younger, and/or $20 Walmart gift cards for teens, now until December 10th! […]

Our October Newsletter is Here!


We’re Expanding!

We are excited to announce that we have expanded into Highline Public Schools!  We will now be serving students at Highline High School, Tyee High School, and Madrona Elementary School.

School Supply Drive 2018

Help our students in need start the school year off prepared and ready to learn! Red Canoe Credit Union will match all supplies donated.  Supplies will be distributed equitably to all schools in the Federal Way School District.  It is our goal to collect high quality supplies that will last throughout the year. For more […]