June Newsletter

Our June Newsletter is here! In This Issue: Graduation Program Spotlights Multi-Cultural Day Field Trips AmeriCorps

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

95% of our seniors overcame tremendous obstacles and graduated this year! 76% are pursuing post-secondary education. Federal Way High School Thomas Jefferson High School

2017 End of Year Mentoring Celebration

At the end of each school year, we celebrate our Mentoring Matches with a party at Steel Lake Park. Check out the photos from this year!

May Newsletter

Our May Newsletter is here! In This Issue: All In For Kids Student Spotlights Building Healthy Relationships Annual Fundraising Breakfast Field Trips AmeriCorps Applications 10 Years of Service

All In For Kids

Our School Outreach Coordinator from Federal Way High School, Kaitlin Thomas, and her former student and FWHS Alumni Marshun, attended the Communities In Schools National Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles. While they were there, they were featured in the new “All In For Kids” National Campaign launch. In the video, Marshun says […]

2017 Annual Fundraising Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2017 Annual Fundraising Breakfast! Together we raised a record $77,000 to support youth in Federal Way! We could not do this work without the support of the Federal Way Community. We truly appreciate everyone who gives their time, talent, and/or treasure to help provide a community of support for our students in need.

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 […]