Mentor Appreciation Night
Are you interested in our Mentor Program or other ways to get involved with CISR? Or perhaps you'd like to hear about plans for CISR's future. If so, we'd love to have you attend a gathering on Oct. 19, 5:30-7:00pm at the new Renton Hampton Inn & Suites.
RSVP by Oct. 10
Back-To-School Golf Tournament Recap
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect fall afternoon for our inaugural Back-To-School Golf Tournament on Sept. 23! We appreciate everyone who supported this event.
A special thank you to Title Sponsor The Landing and Platinum Sponsor Republic Services for their generous support. Also, thank you to all hole sponsors.
Helping Students Become Agents of Change
We are excited to have recently received the Best Starts for Kids Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices grant to support a new after-school program at Dimmitt Middle School created by CISR Site Coordinator Adrienne.

This year long program kicked off last week. It is a student-driven, change-oriented program which will engage students to work collaboratively to address pressing needs in both their school community and the community as a whole.

We were beyond thrilled to have 66 students apply for the program and due the intimate nature of the work, 30 were selected. We are excited to see these students become Agents of Change in the community.
Annual Needs Assessment Leads to New Programming
Did you know that a component of the CIS Model is conducting an annual school needs assessment? Each spring our Site Coordinators use interviews, surveys and community data to assess each school's ability to meet the needs of all of its students. The results are used to develop a school support plan with specific goals and activities to address the identified needs.

´╗┐An example of this is the Renton Park Elementary Family Forum. A need for greater conversation between parents and school staff was identified, so this year parents will have the opportunity to speak with staff about their questions and concerns on topics the parent community have identified as most important, such as "helping students be successful." The forums will be held both at the school as well as a local apartment community.
Another School Supply Drive A Success
We are so thankful to have such a supportive, generous community who cares so deeply about Renton students. Because of that, our Annual School Supply Drive was a huge success. We were able to hand out over 900 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need in all Renton Schools!

A special thank you to: IKEA, Renton Schools Admin bldg. staff, Banner Bank, First Financial Northwest Bank, Paccar Parts, Valley Medical Center, United Christian Church, Sound Discipline, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Life Church, Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Renton, New Story Church, Radiant Covenant Church, Trinity Baptist Church, Roots of the Table, Dojo 3, Seattle Area Pipe Trades Apprenticeship, Microscan Systems, Class Packs by Apperson, CISR Board and Emeritus Board members and everyone who contributed!
2016-2017 Annual Report
Another successful year supporting Renton Students. Of The 701 case-managed students, 83% improved attendance, 78% improved behavior, and 82% improved coursework/academics. Full report can be found here.
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