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 […]

Deanna works at Vista Middle School in Ferndale, where she is a member of the Student Support Team. As a Communities In Schools Site Coordinator, she meets with a caseload of students on a regular basis, individually mentoring them and connecting with their families to make sure they have what they need to be successful […]

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 […]

Lupita works at Mount Vernon High School, alongside the Student Support Team. She serves students who are struggling with academics, attendance or behavior by providing them with supportive mentoring and connecting them with needed resources to succeed. Lupita is a graduate of MVHS, which makes her a particularly powerful mentor, but she is also incredibly […]