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Communities In Schools of Seattle

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Seattle is part of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Their evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for their success. Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through a school-based site coordinator, CIS strategically aligns and delivers needed resources so that students can focus on learning.

SVP has supported CIS Seattle since 2015.

Total Giving: $122,500

Executive Director: Shira Rosen (LinkedIn)
Lead Partner: Debbie Newell

Meet Some of Their Students

Learn more about CIS Seattle’s work in their national video.

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The value of Communities In Schools of Seattle's work is most clearly understood through Tiara's story. Tiara transferred into a local middle school in seventh grade. She was often absent, so a CIS site coordinator started to get to know her, and then suddenly she missed two weeks in a row. Concerned, the site coordinator called Tiara’s home, then visited the address on file to find that the family had been evicted from their apartment.

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