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Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools of Greater King County

As part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, our site coordinator works with McKnight students and their families to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools brings resources and volunteers into the school to help struggling students overcome barriers to success, stay on track to graduate, and aim for a brighter future. 

What We Do 

  • Work with local community service partners such as social service agencies, businesses, health care providers and volunteers to connect students and their families with needed resources. 
  • One-to-one services such as academic help, basic needs like food and clothing, physical and mental health care, mentoring, or college and career preparation help individual students overcome barriers to success at school 
  • School-wide offerings such as assemblies and after-school enrichment meet broad student needs 

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Communities in Schools & McKinney-Vento Liaison

Ellis Hazard,
McKnight Site Coordinator  Communities In Schools of Greater King County

Valeriana Lach,
Career & College Readiness Coordinator
Communities In Schools of Greater King County