It’s easy to take simple necessities, like adequate clothing during winter, for granted. For some students, a warm coat can provide comfort and alleviate stress, which helps prepare them for […]

Learning that a friend, relative, or peer is experiencing significant hardships can be challenging for anyone, let alone a child. We can sometimes feel helpless or guilty about our own […]

We’ve learned that creating incentives can encourage students to engage their parents in improving their attendance. Here’s a perfect example of how attendance incentives can motivate students to improve their […]

We are privileged to collaborate with amazing, dedicated educators within the Puyallup School District. To celebrate International Teacher’s Day, we asked our site coordinators to identify one educator who they’ve […]

We are incredibly proud of our site coordinator’s transformational work in the 2021-2022 school year. Collaborating with their site support teams, our site coordinators helped Puyallup students achieve personal and […]

We are thrilled to announce our expansion into Walker High School! CIS of Puyallup will implement its site coordination program into Walker this fall as a crucial piece of the […]

With the last day of school just days away, we asked our site coordinators to reflect on some of their favorite moments throughout the school year. Our mission is to […]

We are thrilled to announce Tara Harkness as our new executive director. Tara joins CIS of Puyallup from the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties, where she served as the […]

Every year, CIS of Puyallup organizes a Holiday Help campaign to collect gifts, supplies, and financial support for the families we serve. One child we helped this year was a […]

Since COVID protocols were put in place in March 2020, our Good Samaritan Readers program has been put on hold. Last week, we welcomed back our first tutor to Woodland […]