CISSC In Search of More Mentors

Communities In Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) is looking for more volunteer mentors to CHANGE the life of a child in need. The CISSC PrimeTime Mentoring program matches volunteer mentors with at-risk students in Spokane and Cheney Public Schools. Currently, 255 students are receiving support from an adult mentor who meets with them at school one […]

2014-2015 CISSC Annual Report Released

What has Communities In Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) been up to this year? Take a look at the CISSC 2014-2015 Annual Report to find out! A downloadable version of this report can be found at the bottom of the page. The 2014-2015 CISSC Annual Report highlights results of CISSC efforts to change the picture […]

Need New Mentors for Spokane Public Schools

The Prime Time Mentoring Program is now accepting new mentors for the 2015-16 academic year. Communities In Schools of Spokane County needs 100 more mentors who would be willing to mentor at any of our affiliated chapters in Spokane Public Schools. PrimeTime Mentoring is an exciting weekly program that matches community members in Spokane and Cheney with […]

Meet Our New Executive Director

Communities In Schools of Spokane County is pleased to welcome our new executive director, Chuck Teegarden. Chuck comes to Communities In Schools of Spokane County with over 30 years of leadership experience in health and human services including 11 years as the Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Pinal County, Arizona. Most recently, Chuck worked at the Northwest […]

Needing Mentors in Schools

“One hour is a precious investment in everybody’s brighter future” – Sherry Barrett, Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Spokane County

Improving Education for Better Health & Stronger Futures

Spokane County is one of six winners nationwide for the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Through the hard work of Communities In Schools and other local youth-serving organizations, the graduation rate in Spokane Public Schools has significantly increased from less than 60% in 2006 to almost 80% in 2013. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognizes […]

Grant Received to Improve Educational Outcomes in NE Spokane

Communities In Schools in partnership with Gonzaga University and Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County received a $400,000 grant to lead the Hillyard Youth Collaborative, a new model to designed to coordinate community efforts to improve graduation rates. The three year grant, funded by the Community Partners for Middle School Success, aims to ensure educational […]

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 […]