Our Mission

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

A list of Friendriaser Sponsors as follows: Presenting Sponsor: Washington State Fair Foundation. Student and Volunteer Sponsor: Heath and Associates. Awards Sponsor: South Hill Collision. Event Sponsors: Absher, Franklin Roofing, Heritage Bank, KeyBank, NW Remodeling, South Hill Mall, The Old Cannery, Rotary Club of Puyallup, Rush,. Community Partner Sponsors: Puyallup Modern Dentistry and Dentists of Puyallup, 1st Security Bank, Red Canoe, Pierce College, Columbia Bank. Table Sponsors: Aaron and Tara Walker, Cafaro NW Partnership, Costco, DM Disposal, Drain-Pro, The Dutmers Team, Keller Williams Commercial Offenbecher, Mahan and Company, Pierce College, Puyallup Historical Hatchery Foundation, Soundbuilt Homes, WGU Washington.
While we were unable to hold our 15th Annual Friendraiser this year, we would like to extend our gratitude to the sponsors of the event.

The Problem

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, 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 Puyallup is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside 7 schools in Puyallup, 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 Puyallup, our 385 case-managed students show outstanding progress towards their personal goals.

  • 97%
    Improved Attendance
  • 100%
    Improved Behavior
  • 84%
    Improved Coursework

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