A new student started at Thorndyke Elementary in December. Crying every day, he would refuse to go to class and was having trouble making friends. He was also not getting classwork done as a result. Site Coordinator, Sebastian Dukworth, did three check ins with him every day. When they first started checked in with a happiness scale […]

The City of Renton has proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month. We are so grateful for such strong partners in developing young people’s potential through caring relationships. Click here to see Mayor Pavone’s newsletter highlighting the mayor’s experience as a CISRT Mentor!

Thorndyke Elementary Site Coordinator Sebastian Duckworth leads the Incredible Kids SEL group to tackle tough topics like bullying, anger management, and self-care. Sebastian also supports Thorndyke through her Beat the Bell program, showcasing overall attendance for class each month. Highest attendance wins extra recess!

Esther Eligio, our Site Coordinator at Cascade View Elementary in Tukwila, shares a story about two of her Social Emotional Learning groups. Esther created two social-emotional learning groups at Cascade Elementary: the “Awesome Blossoms” and the “Boys Leadership” groups. Students in each group were referred to Esther for social-emotional support due to disruptive behavior in […]

Adopt a Family

Many of the students and their families that we work with face daily challenges.  This can make the holiday season especially stressful as they face a holiday without that special holiday meal or gifts. You can help brighten the holiday for someone and adopt a student and their family. Sign up today at kulrich@rentonwa.gov.

The Renton Reporter highlights our new Mobile Case Manager position. “Support for a student is so much more than a backpack, toothbrush or coat. Those are tangible things people like to give, which is wonderful. But it’s not to be estimated to the power of a strong, caring relationship in a person’s life,” Starkey said. […]

Multicultural Thanksgiving

We are collecting multicultural Thanksgiving baskets for our Renton and Tukwila students. Latinx, Halal and Black Thanksgiving baskets. Contact us at cisr@cisrenton.org for more information.

Mobile Case Manager

Homelessness is a devastating circumstance for anyone, but for youth on their own, known as unaccompanied minors, the stresses are multiplied. The myriad of challenges faced and multilayered trauma puts them at risk of academic failure and 87% more likely of dropping out of school. Last school-year, there were over 50 homeless unaccompanied minors identified […]

Partners For Equity Save the Date

Nearly 150 community members attended our 2019 Partners For Equity Breakfast. Thank you for your shared commitment to ensuring that all students have equal opportunities to reach their potential. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Republic Services, Marcie Maxwell, Bob Reeder, and BECU.

In schools to remove barriers

Help students reach their potential with the gift of healthy, shelf stable snacks to support their growing bodies and brains throughout the school year. Donation Drop Off Sites Banner Bank: 54 Rainier Ave S BECU Benson Hill: 17615 108th Ave SE BECU The Landing: 1002 Park Ave N Car Pros Hyundai: 200 S 7th St […]