Charity ReviewIssued: November 2015 Expires: November 2017
Communities in Schools of Seattle
Standards for Charity Accountability
Communities in Schools of Seattle meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Communities in Schools Seattle's mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.
Incorporated: 1998 in WA
Also Known As: Seahawks Academy , Communities of Schools in Seattle
Fundamental to the work of Communities in Schools Seattle (CISS) is the belief that every child needs and deserves:
- A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
-A safe place to learn and grow
- A healthy start in life -A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to their peers and community
CISS offers the following programs and services:
Individualized Student Support - Through the School Success Program, the Organization places staff at selected middle and high schools to work with students who are most vulnerable for dropping out: young people affected by gangs, violence, family disruption and poverty. Students receive support to raise academic achievement, reduce truancy and address barriers to learning. Personalized support to students and their families helps them to overcome social and emotional obstacles that stand in the way of students fully engaging in school.
Academic Enrichment - Elementary and middle school students are paired with volunteer tutors during school and after-school to address learning gaps in reading and math. The Organization also collaborates with community partners to provide a variety of services and activities that enhance students' and families' experiences with school. Areas of focus include goal-setting, health and fitness, financial literacy, field trips, arts and culture and educational workshops for parents.
Prevention Programs and Other Services - Throughout the year the Organization coordinates and brokers services for several Seattle schools. The Organization provides thousands of students with backpack and school supplies annually. Gently used books, holiday food baskets, connections to clothing and personal hygiene items are given to students and families who can least afford these items. The Organization also connects other community services and programs to schools, based on school needs.
Board Chair: Mrs. Allison Peters, Program Coordinator Business Affiliation: Center for Educational Leadership, University of Washington
CEO: Ms. Shira Rosen, member Compensation:* $67,699
Board Size: 12
Staff: 16* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 3.49%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Communities in Schools of Seattle CPA Reviewed Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.
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