Our work is best shared through the stories and images of our students, and testimonials from others touched by the work we do. We invite you to click on a story below… and be inspired.


Success Stories to Read

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 […]

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 […]

CIS students in Westwood Middle School’s RoboGo club dominated at the Robotics Rumble competition, hosted by Lakeside High School, this weekend! These young women and men went head to head with students from all over eastern Washington in navigation and maze events. The overall team took first place with their scores! Some of the students […]

As much as Michael enjoyed the snow like any other teen, it also made things difficult for him because his shoes and socks would get wet walking to the bus stop.