Communities In Schools of Washington announces new state director

Erin McCallum brings 30 years' experience to the state office of Communities In Schools of Washington and will lead state-level efforts to advance integrated student supports in over nine counties.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - June 16, 2021 - PRLog -- The Communities In Schools of Washington state office recently announced Erin McCallum as its new State Director. In Washington state, Communities In Schools® (CISTM) operates as a network of local, independent affiliates providing integrated student supports and additional services to 84,500 students in 29 school districts and nine counties. As State Director, McCallum will lead state-level efforts to support affiliates with capacity building, program expansion, service fidelity, policy and advocacy work, and resource development.

McCallum joins the Washington CISTM network at a time of energetic growth and expansion. In school year 2021-2022, the network will bring the CISTM model to 30 new schools and expand services to rural-remote districts in northern and central Washington. McCallum brings over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and resource development, as well as firsthand knowledge of how to adapt a service model to meet local community needs. In her most recent role as President of FIRST Washington, she oversaw STEM learning opportunities and robotics programs for over 200,000 K-12 students statewide.

"I thrive in bringing people together to make a positive impact on young people," says McCallum. "One thing that 2020 taught us was that public education is not equal for all and that we as community leaders have the obligation to help reimagine and help deliver public education so that ALL students have success."

Learn more about the state office and the Washington CISTM network at

Communities In Schools® (CISTM) is a national organization that ensures every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond. Working directly inside 2,900 schools across the country, CISTM connects students to caring adults and community resources that help them see, confront, and overcome the barriers that stand between them and a brighter future. CISTM is committed to building a powerful change movement made up of peers, students, and alumni working together to build an equitable path to education for future generations.

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