Communities In Schools of Whatcom-Skagit and Blaine Primary School, in the Blaine School District, are seeking a dynamic leader with exceptional initiative, the passion to build powerful relationships with youth and families, and the ability to steer the delivery of multiple projects and services at Blaine Primary School. See the job posting below, and apply […]

Avenue Bread has been gracious enough to choose Communities in Schools of Whatcom-Skagit as a recipient for their Project Kneaded Dough for the month of February. This means that CIS will receive $.25 for every retail loaf of bread sold at any one of their four locations during all of February. Project Kneaded Dough donations […]

CIS of Whatcom-Skagit 2016-17 annual report is available. See the impact that CIS of Whatcom-Skagit is having and learn more about our efforts, funding, and support.

While spending time in classrooms this past month, I met and started forming a relationship with a third-grader, Sara.  She is sweet and friendly, and I noticed she is still a “striving reader and writer,” meaning those academic areas do not come so easily to her.  I learned through talking to her teacher and the […]

A wrap-around approach like Integrated Student Supports can address poverty in our communities and schools. With an evidence-based model, dedicated professionals, and targeted services, providers of Integrated Student Supports like Communities In Schools are helping communities across the country overcome the obstacles associated with poverty by surrounding students with communities of support, empowering them to […]

Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, today praised the Senate for joining the House of Representatives in passing the Every Student Succeeds Act, a major bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s federal education law. Among the most important measures in the new law is a framework allowing local communities […]