We are thrilled to share our first update on the immediate needs of our community that we’ve been able to address so far. With your support, we are coming together to support those most impacted by addressing the economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the broader COVID-19 outbreak. Families are still in […]

Have you ever heard of that term “rebuilding the plane as its landing”? That is what we have been doing as we ask ourselves “How can we support students in schools when they aren’t in schools?” This has led to us shifting our service model so that our staff can still support students and their […]

During the Month of March, help students reach their potential with confidence with the gift hygiene supplies. Donation Drop Off Sites Banner Bank: 54 Rainier Ave S Pacific Medical Center: 601 S Carr Rd #100 Renton City Hall: 1055 S Grady Way Renton Regional Fire Authority: 18002 108th Ave SE Renton School District Administrative Office: […]

We partner with Renton Schools and Walkers Renton Subaru to mentor high school students inside the workplace. By combining work training with mentoring, we are providing an opportunity for students to learn a trade, and also have someone in the workplace to look up to and trust. The result is a break in the cycle […]

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!

Sebasitan Duckworth is the Site Coordinator at Thorndyke Elementary. She leads the Incredible Kids Social Emotional Learning group that tackles tough topics like bullying, anger management, and self-care. In addition, Sebastian supports Thorndyke Elementary with her Beat the Bell program. This showcases the attendance for class each month. The highest attendance wins extra recess!

Esther Eligio is our Site Coordinator at Cascade View Elementary in Tukwila. Here she 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 with disruptive behavior in the classroom are referred to Esther for social-emotional […]

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. […]