Our Mission

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

The spread of COVID-19 has greatly impacted so many in our communities. We at Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit are committed to continuing to support students and connecting families in need to community resources across the school districts we serve in Ferndale, Bellingham & Mount Vernon. We are working closely with local nonprofits and community organizations to ensure we have up-to-date information on current services available, so we may connect students and families to the appropriate resources to help them thrive during this challenging time. Donate today to support these efforts and keep our community connected throughout this public health crisis.

The Problem

Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, learning disabilities.

Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.

Three students doing an enrichment activity with pipe cleaners

How We Help Students

Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 10 schools in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.

In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.

Making a Difference

At Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit, our 227 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 100%
    Stayed in School
  • 71%
    Improved Attendance
  • 96%
    Improved Behavior
  • 81%
    Improved Coursework

* Outcomes reflect data from last school year

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