Mentoring: Welcome back mentors!

As the schools in the Kent School District settle in to the 2013-2014 school year, Communities In Schools of Kent welcomed back our returning mentors this morning with a hour long breakfast celebration at the Kent Phoenix Academy from 7:30-8:30 AM.  The event was hosted by the Kent Phoenix Academy Site Coordinator Kim Macias-Shell and […]

Fill The Bus 2013: Huge Success!

Thanks to the generosity of the Kent and Covington communities, Fill The Bus 2013 was a huge success.  We were able to collect over 750 pounds of school supplies, from filler notebook paper, composition and spiral notebooks, to crayons, pencils, pens, binders, and everything in between.  Supplies have just begun being distributed to Scenic Hill […]

First Avenue South Block Party

Block party was started by the merchants back in 2005 on 1st Ave South. It ran successfully for 4 years and it has been 3 years since the last party. Economics (recession) and nearby new shopping destination changed people’s habits and we lost about half the businesses in the historic area. In 2012, renewal of […]