Communities In Schools of Washington State
Communities In Schools (CIS) helps children achieve academic success by meeting needs that might otherwise get overlooked. We are part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Struggling students and their families have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services. There may be ample resources in a community, but rarely is there someone on the ground who is able to connect these resources with the schools and students that need them most. Through a school-based coordinator, we bring these local resources into the school where they are accessible, coordinated and accountable.
CIS of Washington is the state office which provides organizational supports and service delivery expertise to the 12 independent affiliates across 20 school districts who deliver local solutions to address the unique barriers identified for students.