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 […]

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.

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 […]

New Education Impact Report

Communities In Schools of Seattle with Communities In Schools of Washington announce continued improvement in graduation rates in new report released today. TV Ads by Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker highlight leading reasons why kids drop out, including hunger, homelessness, and lack of medical care. Every 26 seconds, a young person in America drops out of school. When […]

Research says…

…the Communities In Schools model works.  Communities In Schools of Washington posted an article about the recently released report by Child Trends, detailing why it works.  Click here to read the CISWA article, and for access to the report.