Communities In Schools of Lakewood Launches Summer Reading Programs


Kids at Woodbrook site enjoying books

Communities In Schools of Lakewood has launched daily Reading Programs at four Free Summer Meal sites in Lakewood neighborhoods. Summer reading leaders design, plan and coordinate reading activities in partnership with Pierce County Library. United Way, Discover Books and First Book are key supporters.  Over 200 students participate each day, setting reading goals, earning prizes and incentives and receiving help from staff and volunteers. The Pierce County Bookmobile visits once a week. Meals are provided by Saint Leo’s Food Connection. If you would like to volunteer or if you have gently used children’s books you can donate, please contact Communities In Schools of Lakewood at 253-589-7489.

Rotary, Lakewood Community Foundation support CISL

Communities in Schools-Lakewood (CISL) and students in Lakewood are fortunate to have the support of our two local Rotary Clubs and the Lakewood Community Foundation. Recent contributions include $3,000 from Clover Park Rotary focused on site coordination and after-school activities at Southgate elementary; $2,000 from Lakewood Rotary focused on site coordination and after-school activities at Lochburn middle school; and, $2,000 from Lakewood Community Foundation focused on all five After-School Programs (ASP) run by CISL. [Read more…]

CISL Hosts Champions for Youth Breakfast on March 27

Communities In Schools of Lakewood (CISL) will host its annual benefit breakfast at 7 a.m., Thursday, March 27 at the Old Country Buffet in the Lakewood Towne Center. Communities In Schools has become known nationwide as very successful in preventing students from dropping out of school.  Funds from the breakfast will support five After-School Programs, Champions Mentor Program and Readiness to Learn services.

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Make reservations for Champions for Youth Breakfast

Reservations are being taken now for Communities in Schools of Lakewood’s (CISL) Champions for Youth Breakfast on Wednesday, March 25. New Superintendent for Public Instruction Randy Dorn is this year’s featured speaker.

CISL’s annual Champions for Youth Breakfast recognizes its partners (individuals and businesses) and obtains continued support for its efforts to support Lakewood youth. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet in the Lakewood Towne Center.

Randy Dorn is Washington state’s 15th superintendent of public instruction. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction supports the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts. The office administers basic education programs and implementation of K-12 education reform to more than one million students in the state.

There is no charge to attend; however a minimum donation of $50 is respectfully requested. All funds go toward CISL After-School Programs, Readiness to Learn and Champions Mentor Programs, assisting program students and their families. Corporate tables are available.

To make reservations or for more information, contact Christina Klas at the CISL office, (253) 589-7489 or visit the CISL Web site.