2017 March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter is here! In This Issue: Addressing Chronic Absenteeism CIS Alumni Spotlight Annual Fundraising Breakfast Program Spotlight CIS Intern Spotlight

CIS Alumni Spotlight

One of our Federal Way High School CIS Alumni, Marshun was one of 6 students from across the country to receive a full scholarship to attend the alumni track at CIS National’s Professional Development and Leadership training in Los Angeles! The goals of this track are for alumni to gain a greater understanding of – […]

CIS Interns Help Provide an Extra Layer of Support for Students

This school year we have five Social Work (BSW) Interns from the University of Washington Tacoma and Pacific Lutheran University who are assisting our School Outreach Coordinators at Sequoyah, Illahee, Sacajawea, and Lakota Middle Schools, and Thomas Jefferson High School. The BASW interns are applying what they have learned in the classroom to help our […]

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

WHAT IS CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM? Every absence, excused or unexcused, is a learning opportunity lost and can have significant impacts on a student’s success in school and life. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, A student who misses 10% or more of their school days, which amounts to 18 or more days in […]

TJHS Pacific Islander Club

Our AmeriCorps School Outreach Coordinator, Lanette Ava, at Thomas Jefferson High School, advises the school’s Pacific Islander Club. The Club recently performed at the school’s Multi-Cultural Night in-front of an audience of over 100 people.

Help Us Feed Hungry Students

We need your help, Federal Way! Our School Outreach Coordinators each stock their offices with food for students who are hungry throughout the school day. So far this year, our School Outreach Coordinators have given out over 7,000 snacks to students who are hungry for a variety of reasons. Thanks to a grant from Walmart, we […]

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.