Together, as a community you have supported us in serving 53,000 students with whole school supports, 3,700 case-managed students with individualized support, and 650 mentored students. 97% of our students graduated, 81% improved attendance, 93% improved behavior, 91% improved coursework. Thank you to all who have given your time, talent or treasure over the last […]

Checkmate on Life Lessons Our School Outreach Coordinator, Supreme El-Bey, at Kilo Middle School, had the opportunity to connect with students by playing chess. Supreme utilized this opportunity to use chess as a metaphor for navigating life. He noted that many of the students he interacts with are experiencing difficulty managing their emotions. So, he […]

Self Reflection “I am beautiful from the inside out,” is the mantra of the after school girls group at, Illahee Middle School. Our School Outreach Coordinator, Pat Perkins, currently has over 30 girls registered. Last month the girls worked on their ‘self-reflection’ portrait. They are exploring “self” through art, service, music, sports, and poetry. The […]

2018-2019 By the numbers 465 case-managed students received individualized support 8,995 total students served with school-wide supports 15 schools served in the Federal Way and Highline School Districts 60 partner organizations benefited students in need 6,326 hours served by committed volunteers 50 students mentored by a community volunteer 2018-2019 Results 99% of students stayed in […]

The Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive starts July 29th and runs through August 16th. All new school supplies donated during this time will be matched pound-for-pound by Red Canoe Credit Union. Drop off locations include: Communities In Schools of Federal Way (1825 S. 316th St., Federal Way) Red Canoe Credit Union FW South King […]

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 (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 […]

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 […]