Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools of Spokane County: Serving Students and Schools
In Spokane County, 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty. Communities in Schools works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower disadvantaged students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.
We believe every child deserves these five critical basics:
- A personal relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start and a healthy future
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to their community
With your help, CIS has resources and the potential to help every at risk child in our community.
Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities.
Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.
How We Help Students
Communities In Schools of Spokane County is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 50 schools in Spokane County, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.
In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.
Making a Difference
At Communities In Schools of Spokane County, our 541 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.