Our Mission

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

In March 2022, we embarked on an epic journey to share the Communities In Schools of Seattle story and the collaborative youth development work we with incredible partners. ~Enjoy!


The impact of an 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.

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

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

  • 100%
    Stayed in School
  • 83%
    Improved Attendance
  • 79%
    Improved Coursework
  • 100%
    Improved Socioemotional Learning

* Outcomes reflect data from last school year

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