Communities In Schools - CIS
Spokane County
905 West Riverside, Suite 301
WA, Spokane 99201
(509) 413-1436

Contact: Rachel Millsap
info@cisspokane.org
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Purpose:
Communities In Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) is a part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

We work to address the root causes of child failure by reviewing how systems do and do not work to address the needs of children and families.  We call attention to these issues and work with other advocates to institutionalize change.  Those root causes include child abuse, domestic violence, food insecurity, mental health and substance abuse issues.  

Full-time CISSC Site Coordinators are located in 13 schools in Cheney, Medical Lake, Spokane and Spokane Valley. In collaboration with school staff they identify students most at-risk from academic failure in the beginning of the school year. These students are placed on the Site Coordinators caseload and together with the student, a success plan is created around an Attendance, Behavior or Coursework goal. Site Coordinators frequently check in with each student. They monitor progress, provide motivation, advocates for the child, provides basic needs and helps students gain access to internal and external resources. Whether it be food, clothing, behavioral health services or access to extracurricular activities, the Site Coordinators job is to help students get what they need to succeed in school.

Volunteer PrimeTime Mentors are currently placed in over 30 schools in Spokane County. These volunteers include community members and college students who meet once hour per week with their mentee. Some of the mentors and mentees have been matched for up to three years. The purpose of the PrimeTime Mentoring is to provide at-risk students with access to a caring and consistent adult in their lives. 
Volunteer Opportunities:
We are looking for PrimeTime Mentors!

Where can I be a PrimeTime mentor?
-We currently have mentors in over 30 public schools in Spokane County.  

What does it take to become a PrimeTime Mentor?
- Attend a PrimeTime Mentor training.
- Commit to meeting with your mentee one hour per week. 
- Be a consistent and positive adult in a child's life.

If you would like to become a mentor in Spokane or Spokane Valley, please contact
Rachel Millsap
rachel@cisspokane.org
(509) 413-1436

If you would like to become a mentor in Airway Heights, Cheney, or Medical Lake please contact
Jessica Deutsch
jessica@cisspokane.org
(509) 342-0747

Annual Events:
Civic Theater January 13th "Cactus Flower" production fund raiser.