Thank you Morning Star Foundation (the Foundation) for recognizing Communities in Schools of Spokane County and helping make a difference in our community. We are honored to be awarded a grant of $16,000 for our motivational interviewing program that will support the development of students in Spokane County.

Organizational efforts picked up in pandemic Kevin Blocker  July 29th, 2021 Kelley Hinrichs, Debra Raub, and Rebecca Clemens are among the nine employees who work at Communities in Schools year-round. During the academic year, the organization employs 28. Once housed in 400 square feet of diminutive office space in downtown Spokane, the nonprofit Communities in […]

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. July 22, 2021 — To support students in navigating a challenging academic year, the Washington state office of Communities In Schools® (CISTM) and the All Points North Foundation partnered to address social-emotional development in two rural middle schools with a program assisting 47 students in navigating social-emotional learning challenges in school and […]

In recognition of the importance of addressing trauma in students, Avista Utilities Foundation has given Communities In Schools of Spokane County a grant of $60,000. This grant money will enable Communities In Schools to hire an employee with a MSW (master’s in social work). There are not enough mental health/behavioral specialists in this region to meet the […]

Thanks to Starbucks Partners (employees) and The Starbucks Foundation for recognizing how Communities In Schools of Spokane County is making our communities stronger. We are proud to be nominated for the #thestarbucksfoundation #neighborhoodgrants. We will use the funds to support our Prime Time Mentoring and Tutoring program to support students mental health and academic success.

During a typical school year, we stay busy keeping students engaged in their school communities. School connectedness has been proven to have an impact on academic performance and social-emotional learning and wellness. It’s no surprise that we had to get a little creative this year. Thus the ‘Fall Into Writing’ contest was born. We chose […]

Organization receives $50,000 in Grant Support and Virtual Leadership Training Opportunity Bank of America announced Communities in Schools of Spokane County (CIS-Spokane) as the 2020 Neighborhood Champion recipient in Spokane, a recognition that includes both $50,000 in grant funding and virtual leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector. The Neighborhood Champions program supports the role strong […]

Nestled in the heart of Washington’s most impoverished zip code is the Northeast Youth Center. It is now acting as a learning center for students living in the Hillyard and Whitman neighborhoods. Every day, staff sit with young students as they navigate their virtual classrooms. They came here because they don’t have internet access at […]