Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP) is one of five Communities In Schools affiliates in Washington state that received funding from a collaborative grant coordinated by Communities In Schools of Washington. CISP provides programs and services at 10 of 15 schools in Peninsula School District.

“Thanks to the grant from Wells Fargo, we will be able to continue dropout prevention activities for deserving students,” said Colleen Speer, executive director of Communities In Schools of Peninsula. Communities In Schools is a national organization and has been in existence for 35 years. Credited as the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, CIS is active in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

According to Speer, Wells Fargo supports organizations working to strengthen communities. Through the efforts of Wells Fargo’s enthusiastic team member-volunteers and contributions, they share their success within communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues.

The mission of CISP is to “surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life,” Speer said.

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