Community funding partners invest in the education of Spokane’s youth

Along with eight other funders, Innovia Foundation is investing in the education – and thus the future success – of Spokane youth. By supporting at-risk students and helping local non-profits interact with schools, the Community Partners for Middle School Success (CPMSS) fund aims to improve educational attainment for students at Shaw and Garry middle schools.

In the long term, this initiative is expected to increase on-time graduation rates at Rogers High School, as well as increase the number of Rogers High School students enrolling in post-secondary education. Innovia Foundation supplied $70,000 of the $500,000 CPMSS has devoted to keeping Spokane’s youth in school over the past four years.

The CPMSS partners include: Avista Foundation; Empire Health Foundation; Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation; John J. Hemmingson; Innovia Foundation; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Numerica Credit Union; Premera Blue Cross; and Women Helping Women Fund.

The Community Partners for Middle School Success fund aims to improve educational attainment for students at Shaw and Garry middle schools.