We recognize the urgency to meet the immediate needs of students and families in diverse communities across Washington State in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, while seizing the opportunity for transformation, paving our way for our students to heal and return to a system of public education that places students at the center

Check out the video below to see how our team of caring, adult mentors has been working hard this fall to connect youth, children and families in Blaine, Ferndale, Bellingham and Mount Vernon with supportive services and needed resources to stay engaged and connected to school during this global health crisis.

Recently, NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’neal joined the Communities In Schools National Board of Directors. “Every kid, no matter where they’re from or how much money their parents make, deserves the opportunity to get a good education,” said O’Neal. “My education was critical to my success on and off the court. Being in school gave me self-discipline […]

At this year’s Ken Gass Community Builder Awards Ceremony, the Whatcom Family and Community Network presented an award to the Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit team, for their work building community in Whatcom county.

CIS was recently awarded a community support grant to provide trauma-informed, one-to-one and group tele-mentoring supports and services for students in Whatcom county. This work includes connecting struggling students to needed basic resources, technology, and a caring adult who will coach them through their educational experience, during school closure and beyond. The First Federal Community […]

Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit would like to congratulate and welcome Nahrin Aziz, M.Ed., as our new Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Nahrin has served as a founding board member since the inception of the organization in 2008. She hopes to serve as a collaborative leader, supporting both the longevity and institutional memory of […]