June 3rd Friends of Manito Spring Plant Sale Benefits CISSC

Come out to support Communities In Schools of Spokane County on Saturday, June 3rd. The Friends of Manito Spring Plant Sale has what you are looking for! Whether it’s pollinator plants, butterfly host plants, drought tolerant, deer resistant, edible, sun or shade, rain garden plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs, vines, zone 4 hardy plants and tropical plants, we […]

Semi-Finalist for AGORA Award

At the beginning of each year GSI solicit nominations for the AGORA Awards from members, volunteers, past winners and nominees, business owners and the general public. AGORA Awards is the region’s premier business awards ceremony that celebrates and recognizes business excellence.  Any charitable non-profit or business is eligible, whether or not they’re a member of GSI. […]

CarMax Foundation Gives $10,000

CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, officially opened its first store in Spokane, Washington on May 15th. The store, located at 7814 East Sprague Avenue, is the company’s first store in Washington state and the first store in the Pacific Northwest.“We are excited that our growth has allowed us to introduce the unique […]

Communities In Schools of Washington Announces Continued Improvement in Graduation Rates

TV ads by Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Highlight Leading Reasons Why Kids Drop Out, Including Hunger, Homelessness, Lack of Medical Care As kids around the country are graduating, Communities In Schools of Washington—part of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life—today released a report demonstrating […]

Semi-finalist for Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced that Communities In Schools of Spokane County is one of the 10 semi-finalists eligible for a $25,000 grant.  In all, five grants are available through the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program. A public vote will take place April 17 through 24 to determine the five grant winners. Communities In […]

Moran Foundation Pumps Up Rogers High

The Moran Education Foundation and Moranco Insurance stepped up for Rogers High School student this week in a big way. After Larry Moran heard from Executive Director, Sherry Barrett, that coaches were concerned that their athletes weren’t getting enough protein he decided to donate 2,500 protein bars. Students will be able to taste test the […]

Cheney High School Students Visit EWU Campus

  Over 70 Students visited Eastern Washington University’s Campus today as part of our “March to College” event. Students and mentors from Communities In Schools’ afterschool PrimeTime Mentoring Program participated in the field trip, which included Cheney High School, Cheney Middle School and Westwood Middle School. The middle school students were able to visit the science center and […]

Give Kids a Smile Day

On February 7th 2014, Communities In Schools of Spokane County celebrated “Give Kids a Smile Day in Cheney, WA. Twenty students from Cheney High School, Cheney Middle School and Westwood Middle School were treated to a day at the dentist for free cleanings, x-rays, and fillings if needed. Thanks to Dr. Ridl and Dr. Gibbs […]

Monster Munch

Over 65 families joined us on December 30th for our Monster Munch at Sheridan Elementary. Students enjoyed making crafts, playing games with their friends and watching the Monster University movie. All of the families were treated to free lunch and were able to take books home to read over Winter Break. A special thanks to Sheridan’s principal, Ms. […]