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

Comprehensive Services In Schools

Communities In Schools of Puyallup provides academic and non-academic services to empower all students to reach their full potential. Our team of caring site coordinators helps students achieve academic, attendance, and behavior goals, while offering access to basic needs, like clothing, food, and school supplies. By partnering with the community, these resources are available to students within the school building.

Every child has tremendous potential. We help students unlock their abilities and talents, giving them a brighter future.

How We Do It

Our evidence-based model of providing Integrated Student Supports allows us to provide individualized support to students, positioning them to be successful in school and beyond.  This comprehensive approach has been proven effective to empower students to experience academic success. We fulfill basic needs, like school supplies, food, and clothing, to properly prepare students for learning, while also offering mentoring services, one-on-one academic assistance, and small group learning, to help students develop personally and academically.

Equity for Every Student

Children and youth deserve a caring community that empowers them to achieve their goals in the classroom and beyond. In order to do so, racism and other inequalities in our educational system and society must be acknowledged and addressed. The Communities In Schools of Washington network exists to build on student strengths and overcome systemic barriers through advocacy, partnerships, and individualized social-emotional support. In Puyallup, we acknowledge these barriers and address them through our model of Integrated Student Supports, so that every student has the opportunity to succeed.