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Donors, partners and supporters of Community Schools Collaboration (CSC) held a Block Party Fundraiser Sept. 7 in its Burien facility to support students K-12 in South King County.

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Donors, partners and supporters of Community Schools Collaboration (CSC) held a Block Party Fundraiser Sept. 7 to support students in South King County. Guests sponsored backpacks for a CSC students, bid in a silent auction, had a meal and drinks, and enjoy live music. CSC supports students in Highline and Tukwila school districts. The CSC Office is at 137 SW 154th St. in Burien.

Community Schools Collaboration provides over 3,000 students annually with academic support, access to health programs, family engagement and youth development opportunities.

Highline Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield participated, and told the Highline Times, "This is one of our greatest community partners. What they allow us to do for kids in our schools we could never do alone and we are grateful. In this day and age every nonprofit is struggling. The more people can do to support organizations like this, the better off our kids are, and their families."

"I'm here supporting Community Schools," said John Boyd, who many remember as the popular Chief Sealth High School principal. He is now Executive Director, Teaching & Learning Division, K-12 Highline Schools, and supervises and mentors principals. "It's a neat event, and a good opportunity to meet people in the community. They're giving out backpacks for the kids with your donation, so what can be better than that?"

"The Community Schools Collaboration was started to address the changing demographics in the communities and to help kids succeed," said Deborah Salas, Executive Director of CSC. "We work with teachers and counselors and provide programs to help students kindergarten through twelfth grade, with academics, to do leadership, taking them on college visits, all sorts of things.
We partner with health care agencies, and their parents."

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