Partnering with public schools throughout the area, Communities in Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) has one mission in mind, helping students struggling in school by providing them support both in and out of the classroom.
Many students who are underperforming in school are facing challenges at home as well. With multiple services that provide clothing, food, supplies, tutoring and even case management, CISSC has a major impact on the children they support.
As CISSC continued to expand their impact to more schools throughout Spokane, they needed to find more funding for the resources they need to be successful. Thanks to a $15,000 grant from Innovia Foundation, the program will be able to move to six more schools in the county and add over 200 more mentors to their programs.
“The long-term impact to the community through this program has been tremendous. Keeping kids in school has consistently proven to lessen the burden on law enforcement and lower juvenile crime rates,” said Chuck Teegarden, Executive Director or CISSC. “Providing a caring and table environment for youth in Spokane County enables those children to grow into responsible and productive adults who will eventually contribute in a more positive way to our Inland Northwest community. It’s a cycle either way, CISSC wants to make sure that cycle is moving in a positive direction.”