Circumstances and barriers for students vary widely across communities. Our local approach allows us to identify the unique needs in our community and leverage resources to make a difference in the lives of our young people.

Across our community, the identified priority local needs and risk factors vary for each school, family, and individual student. To address these needs, our school-based site coordinators have implemented the following supports:


Our Services in Schools

School-based site coordinators empower students to stay in school through individualized access to needed resources, and ongoing encouragement and guidance to build confidence to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

CISS strategically partners with local organizations/businesses to provide program-wide support to our partner schools, students, and families to address an array of needs ranging from food, clothing, housing/utility assistance, technology aid. Click on Program-Wide Supports above to read about a few ways we partner to provide those much-needed supports and resources.
Communities In Schools of Seattle (CISS) has partnered with Seattle Public Schools since 1998 through an evidence-based model that employs a Site Coordinator in each school who assesses individual student and school-wide needs, formulates a plan, and coordinates intensive interventions and wraparound supports for the students most at risk for dropping out. Site Coordinators collaborate with each school administration, teachers, and counseling staff to identify students with the highest need for these services.