Our Mission

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

Today is the day! Welcome to our EMPOWER. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED (EAS) 2021 Virtual Fundraiser. Supporters like you play a pivotal role in closing the education equity gap for Seattle students and we hope our students and our work inspire you to give between April 7th and May 7th. 


At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Communities In Schools of Seattle Site Coordinators were able to quickly provide much needed resources for Seattle students and their families, including aid for food insecurity, emergency utility assistance, and other vital needs due to the great success of our EAS 2020 virtual event.  In 2021, Communities In Schools of Seattle staff continue to:

  • Re-engage students while they learn remotely.
  • Reimagine how we do our work in partnership with Seattle educators.
  • Rebuild gains we made prior to the pandemic toward reducing social and economic barriers so all students have the opportunity to succeed. 

Help us continue to do this critical work in closing education equity gaps by donating directly through the link below or even fundraise on our behalf and easily create your own fundraising page. Every gift counts.

The results are in! Target Circle voting helped us receive a share of Target’s donation. Click the link in our profile to take a look. https://www.target.com/circle/community-voting/results


The impact of a DEI equity statement is so powerful, even more powerful when your entire organization, local and statewide, is involved to ensure our collective voice is strong, concise and mission driven. 

CIS of Seattle Providing access to opportunities, resources, and support for communities of color by intentionally recognizing and eliminating historical barriers, and recognizing current needs, context, and situation.

CIS of Washington Network Children and youth deserve a caring community that empowers them to achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond. In order to do so, racism and other inequalities in our educational system and society must be acknowledged and addressed. The Communities In Schools of Washington network exists to build on student strengths and overcome systemic barriers through advocacy, partnerships, and individualized social-emotional supports.

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 4 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 179 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 99%
    Stayed in School
  • 75%
    Improved Attendance
  • 94%
    Improved Behavior
  • 80%
    Improved Coursework

* Outcomes reflect data from last school year

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