Mill Creek Middle School: Unleash The Brilliance Assembly

Unleash The Brilliance (UTB) is a community resource that Communities In Schools of Kent Site Coordinator Marit Murry brought in to Mill Creek Middle School. With them they bring the message: you too can succeed. They are a group of teens and young adults, who help spread an uplifting message with their real life stories. […]

Kent-Meridian High School: La Chispa

More than 100 students from schools around the district gathered at Kent-Meridian High School Wednesday, January 7, 2015 for a leadership workshop designed for Latino middle school students. “By helping to encourage these middle school students and reminding them that they are important, that being bilingual is beneficial, and that others care and love for […]

Kent Phoenix Academy: John Curley

On Friday November 19th students at KPA had former Evening Magazine host John Curley. He spoke to the students about how important determining your self worth is in determining who you are and where you want to be in the future. That knowing your worth directly correlates to how lucky you perceive yourself and ultimately […]

Kent Phoenix Academy: Service Learning Project

The Kent Phoenix Academy was joined by 45 senior citizens from surrounding retirement homes today to take part in a service learning project coordinated by the Communities In Schools’ Kent Performance Learning Center students. Seniors were welcomed to the school with a morning reception which featured Kent Phoenix Academy Principal Merrilee Lyle and a Hawaiian […]

Kent Phoenix Academy: Surprise for GSA Club

KPA students received a sweet surprise on Thursday September 25th when local ice cream man Rob Sturton came by with his classic ice cream scooter. Dressed in a white 1950’s outfit with a colorful rainbow tie Sturton pulled in front of the school offering rainbow popsicles for students of the GSA clubs. Laughs and giggles […]

Kent Phoenix Academy: Perfect Ice Cream Sundae Contest

Students in the Kent Performance Learning Center at the Kent Phoenix Academy took part in an ice cream sundae contest called the Perfect Ice Cream Sundae. The ice cream and all extras were graciously donated by Snoqualmie Ice Cream. The pictures speak for themselves – what a fun activity for our students in the KPLC! […]

Kent Phoenix Academy: Youth Suicide Prevention Program

You matter. You are not alone. That is our adage in our student led group The Youth Suicide Prevention Program Group (YSPP) at Kent Phoenix Academy. Our YSPP group was formed last year due to student’s advocacy and desire to form an educational and support group for others who are dealing with issues of self-harm, […]

News: Support CISK by shopping at Fred Meyer

You can help Communities In Schools of Kent earn donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. The following attachment includes all of the information on Fred Meyer’s new Community Giving program.

Mentoring: Seattle Thunderbirds Mentoring at Neely O’Brien Elementary

For the last couple years, Communities In Schools of Kent has partnered with the Seattle Thunderbirds to provide mentoring to 10-15 fourth grade boys at Neely O’Brien Elementary.  This year we are fortunate to have 14 Thunderbirds players involved!  At one of the most recent sessions, the team brought their videographer and captured great footage […]

Mentoring: Upcoming Mentor Trainings

We have three mentor trainings scheduled starting next week.  If you are interested in attending, get in touch with Dee Klem by emailing Those trainings are scheduled for: Tuesday, September 17th from 5-7 PM Thursday, September 19th, 11 AM-1 PM Wednesday, September 25th, 11 AM-1 PM All of our mentor trainings take place at […]