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 […]

Summer camps of all shapes and sizes have been a staple of the American summer. Children and parents alike prepare in anticipation for the few weeks filled with fun, excitement, and learning. For obvious reasons, things have run a little differently this year. Some great discoveries came out of navigating the world of online summer […]

Communities In Schools of Spokane County is one of 12 CIS affiliates in Washington surrounding 90,600 students and their schools with a community of support.Read more about our combined effort to serve students and their families all over Washington:

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All over the country, education professionals, parents, and students have been forced to navigate the world of online classes with little warning, or training. EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit working to provide U.S. schools with broadband infrastructure, estimates that 9.7 million students in our country do not have access to reliable internet in their homes. According to […]

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Communities In Schools of Spokane County is incredibly grateful for the businesses that have chosen to link arms with us to bring hope to students and families in Spokane County.