The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

How You Can Help

Helping kids build better lives

Communities In Schools offers an individualized approach to help children overcome roadblocks – opening doors that would otherwise be unachievable or unimaginable.

~Phyllis Campbell, CEO (former) Seattle Foundation

Different kids have different needs. Some need academic help; some need a stable home and food on the table, or someone who will listen and help guide the way. Others just need a pair of eyeglasses.

Helping kids move beyond their circumstances requires an individualized approach, not one-size-fits-all. We treat young people as individuals and coordinate support around their specific needs.

Coordinated, individualized approach; it’s what makes us effective.

Our approach to communities is the same – different communities have different needs and priorities. That’s why our services vary. Throughout Washington our services are a mix of the following:

Non-academic assistance: Connecting young people with a host of services — healthcare, housing, nutrition — resulting in students more prepared to learn.

One-to-one mentoring: Instilling the confidence to succeed, the belief that education creates opportunity, and setting the expectation for success.

Tutoring and academic support: Increasing academic performance and building confidence.

Family assistance & parent engagement: Ensuring children have a supportive home life, and that parents have access to the services they need.

Out-of-school enrichment & service learning: Strengthening the resiliency of children to succeed by expanding their understanding of what the world has to offer.