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
Along with our many partners, this year we were able to coordinate a mobile summer learning-loss prevention program which brought thousands of FREE books to children and youth all over […]
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 […]
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 […]
Esme helps support students at an elementary school in Mount Vernon. There, she is part of a multidisciplinary team of educators who are dedicated to helping struggling students succeed. Early […]
Our film debut! Want to learn more about what we do in our communities? Listen to our partners and peers share the story of our work in this sneak peek […]
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 […]
Teamwork and facing challenges are lessons being learned in CIS robotics.
Katie went from failing all but one class with a 0.8 GPA in the first quarter to passing all of her classes and raising her GPA to 1.9 at the semester. With regular check-ins with the CIS AmeriCorps members, Katie finished the year strong with a 2.5 GPA in the second semester.
I have witnessed the students’ love those that are strangers to them and that are often seen as outcasts by our community due to their homelessness. I am proud of the way they are representing Shuksan Middle School and as individuals who care and want to help with serious social issues.