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 […]

Communities In Schools’ Wellness Coordinator, Laura Martin, helped Cheney Public Schools significantly reduce obesity rates in just two years. Martin credits success to healthy scratch cooking, healthy classroom habits, and increased physical activity in PE and recess. Martin’s policy changes in Cheney schools were made possible through a multi-year grant through Empire Health Foundation Grant received in 2011. To read the complete article […]

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 […]

  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 […]

Communities In Schools of Washington is making progress in our efforts to get $1 million in funding from the State Legislature this year.  But we need your help with one more push of information to Legislators right away! TODAY, please call the Washington State Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and leave the following message: “I’m a ____(board member/volunteer/parent […]

Today, Child Trends, a national research nonprofit, released a new report affirming the effectiveness and cost efficiency of integrated student supports (ISS) programs like Communities In Schools of Spokane County in improving education outcomes. These programs target both academic and non-academic barriers to achievement by identifying individual student needs and mobilizing community resources to meet […]

Communities In Schools, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, released the results of an economic impact study. The study was conducted by EMSI, one of the nation’s leading economic modeling firms. The economic model was based on a subset of results from a recent five-year […]

Timmy gets fitted for his two front teeth

A 7th grader gets new front teeth and gains self-confidence through “Give Kids a Smile Day.”

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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 […]

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. […]