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. If you have a story or a comment about how Communities In Schools made a difference in your life, please share it with us.
Success Stories to Read
Our focus for this school year is Recover, Reengage, and Reimagine. To reengage students we are supporting social-emotional learning for 85 elementary students across 7 schools. We focus on developing students’ ability to: express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities. At Thorndyke Elementary, Sebastian works with students on negative self-talk. She uses a “negative self-talk monster” (the […]
Two of our high school Student Success Liaisons, Ty Laury (Renton High School) and Lorenza Scott (Lindbergh High School), and have recently formed a student led empowerment group to engage students in advocating for themselves and others as well as develop their leadership skills. Both Ty and Lorenza chose students that not only have strong […]
We are 16 weeks in of supporting students and families during the COVID pandemic! Emergency Fund requests have begun to slow down, but we will continue to provide support until the funds run out. Thanks to our generous volunteers, 73 families will continue to receive weekly food boxes throughout the summer. In addition, three of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]