Our Mission

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

A Statement from CIS National President and CEO Rey Saldaña

“For far too long, our communities of color have experienced racism, economic inequality, and discrimination. Unfortunately, those forces remain today and can show up in violent ways that result in the deaths of innocent people. Other times, they become embedded into the institutions our students rely on — law enforcement, justice system, education, housing, health care, employment practices — and cause generational harm.”
– Rey Saldaña, National President & CEO, Communities In Schools®

To read the statement in full – https://www.communitiesinschools.org/press-room/resource/statement-cis-national-president-and-ceo-rey-saldana/

The Problem

Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities, and more.

Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families often have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.

Reggie, Site Coordinator, delivering homework to students at home during pandemic

How We Help Students

Communities In Schools of Seattle is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 9 schools in Seattle, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.

In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.

Making a Difference

At Communities In Schools of Seattle, our 229 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 99%
    Stayed in School
  • 88%
    Improved Attendance
  • 89%
    Improved Behavior
  • 77%
    Improved Coursework

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