Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) serves children and families residing within the boundaries of Peninsula School District (Key Peninsula/Gig Harbor). CISP partners with the schools and local community agencies to provide programs and services that alleviate the barriers impeding the learning of our youth.
Having volunteered as a math mentor for 6th-8th graders and reading mentor for 2nd and 3rd graders for the past six years, I have seen the results. The students served, who are from one to several years behind, move up dramatically. Last year's young readers advanced nearly a full grade level on average and math students advanced by more than one grade level. This is a very effective program.