Our Mission

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

The Problem

CIS is still working with students, families, community organizations and the Kent School District to help during this time of COVID-19 “Stay Home and Stay Safe” Quarantine.

Thousands of kids across the state carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers and learning disabilities.

Local communities may have ample resources to address these challenges, but students and families may have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services.

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How We Help Students

Communities In Schools of Kent is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 15 schools in Kent and Covington, we connect kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed.

In partnership with local communities, we do whatever it takes to ensure that all kids—regardless of the challenges they may face—have what they need to realize their potential.

Making a Difference

At Communities In Schools of Kent, our 360 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 95%
    Stayed in School
  • 92%
    Improved Attendance
  • 94%
    Improved Behavior
  • 90%
    Improved Coursework

* Outcomes reflect data from last school year

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