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.

Through the annual Stuff The Bus Campaign, CIS of Seattle provides school supplies to all partner schools so low-income students can have what they need to be prepared for school. During the school breaks, CIS of Seattle also works with partners to provide gift cards for families at our partner schools to address issues of food security.
CIS of Seattle has site coordinators in 9 Seattle Public schools who provide intensive case management to 10% of the student population and provide enrichment activities to the entire school community. The site coordinators link students to a variety of activities and resources. They may include: tutoring and homework assistance, mentoring, high risk behavior intervention or prevention, college application assistance, basic needs, family support and much more. The site coordinators bring resources into the schools from a comprehensive network of support that includes teachers and school personnel, community members, volunteers, organizations, religious groups, local businesses and corporations.