The search is over!

Welcoming our new Executive Director! On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors here at Communities In Schools of Seattle, I am very happy to announce that Ruel Olanday will be our next Executive Director! Ruel is a firm believer in education and its power to take down barriers, build powerful relationships, and create […]

Announcing Executive Director Departure

From Gary Swearingen, Board Chair With much gratitude and a bit of sadness I announce that Shira Rosen will be leaving as Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Seattle effective December 31, 2016. Shira has played a critical role in the success of CIS of Seattle since joining us in 2010. We will miss […]

Fall Social Reaches Goal

At this year’s Fall Social, over 50 people came together to mingle, watch glassblowing, and learn about the services Communities In Schools of Seattle provides to students at 10 schools. Derek Dias, site coordinator at West Seattle’s Highland Park Elementary, was the event’s featured speaker.

It Takes a Team

Working Together Personal experience (and years of research!) tells us that every individual is stronger when they have support from families, friends, and community. Do you remember a moment in your life when your community stood by you, helped you through a hard time? When you support CIS of Seattle you’re giving our students that sense of […]

Growing & Engaging – Breakfast Event

Growth is the theme of this year for CIS of Seattle.  Your support has helped us grow into 4 new schools, becoming a staff of 20. Two of our senior site coordinators began Masters programs at UW, with previous site coordinator Natalie Mace growing into the role of program manager. Our previous program coordinator, Jennifer Haberman, is bringing great energy […]


CIS of Seattle expands to 4 new schools and launches brand new “Empower. Achieve. Succeed.” Breakfast to raise funds in support of empowering young people to stay in school and achieve in life.

You can help 10,000 kids

How can you help?  By getting involved today!  Just take a moment to fill out the survey below, or click on one of the links.       Collect school supplies – Rally your coworkers, members, or to collect donations at your business or organization, and our bus will roll in and collect the supplies […]

Stuff The Bus 2014

On Saturday morning, Communities In Schools of Seattle’s staff and volunteers joined the LGBT community at Volunteer Park for the 5th annual Seattle Pride Picnic. They were there to launch their annual summer school supply drive, Stuff The Bus. Want to help? This year, CIS Seattle will be collecting school supplies at all Seattle Office […]

Western Washington Toyota Dealers Donate

Over the last few days, Communities In Schools has been in the news for a partnership between the Western Washington Toyota Dealers and the Seahawks for their False Starts donation.  The Toyota Dealers made a $10,000 donation to Communities In Schools in honor of the epic fandom that is the 12th man and the false […]