CIS of Renton is committed to assisting students and their families to reach balance in their lives and regain self-sufficiency through our programs and community partnerships.
The Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR) Mentor Program matches community volunteers with Renton public school students in grades 3-12 who may be at risk of academic failure.
CISR has an annual service growth goal of 10%, providing one-on-one mentoring services for more than 180 students during the 2010-2011 academic year
Family Liaison Program
The Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR) Family Liaison (FL) Program offers Renton public school students and their families access to direct services to bring balance to their lives. CISR Family Liaisons are housed in Renton school buildings and receive referrals from teachers, administrators, counselors, nurses, other staff, parents, and even students. The student's need could appear in many different ways--maybe the student is falling asleep in class, arriving late to school every day, bullying someone at school, or not paying attention during class.
Academic Liaison Program
The Renton School District (RSD) and Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR), with funding from the Seattle Foundation, established the Academic Liaison Program (ALP) at Dimmitt, McKnight and Nelsen Middle Schools, in January 2010. The ALP is an integral part of fulfilling the mission of RSD and CISR; more specifically the program supports the "Getting to Graduation" goals set forth by the Renton School District. The overall goal of the Academic Liaison Program is to help students develop the habits of scholarship and resilience necessary to succeed in high school before transitioning to ninth grade.
During the 2010-2011 school year, Academic Liaisons provided over 200 students with support.
Since 1994 Communities In Schools of Renton (CISR) has worked in close collaboration with service agencies in Renton and South King County. The purpose of these collaborations has been to enhance the services provided through shared information and resources; as a result, a broader community impact has been achieved, promoting racial equity within Renton and its school district. The following are agencies is not exhaustive, but is simply meant to illustrate how CISR collaborates with agencies in Renton on a daily basis.