“I’m proud to be a Site Coordinator for CISS at Aki Kurose Middle School. Our work is relationship-driven; from collaborating with school staff on whole-school initiatives to taking time to check-in with students and families on a regular basis, the bonds we form with students, families, and school staff are a constant source of motivation. I especially love teaching students how to advocate for themselves in middle school and I’m grateful to be a part of their journey to success in high school and beyond.”