"Rainier Beach High School Communities In Schools Site Coordinator Xaila Lewis has won one of six 2011 Communities In Schools Unsung Heroes Awards. This award was created to publicly celebrate the amazingly dedicated individuals who bring to life CIS’ core values. The tenets of personal commitment, accountability, persistence, equality and coordination have driven CIS’ work for 30 years. Although hard-working and passionate people populate our network at all levels, it is site coordinators who personally connect with the kids every day, and prove that it is indeed people, and their unique gift of building life-giving relationships with kids, that transform lives. Members of our national staff and board of directors were moved by the persistence and dedication with which they face the challenge of their job.
The award will be presented at a celebratory event held this fall in the Washington D.C area."
Now I didn't know what a site coordinator was so I asked and Ms. Lewis was kind enough to reply.
"My position is funded by the Full Service Community School (FSCS) grant through the Dept. of Ed. The grant was awarded to Seattle Public Schools to be initiated at Rainier Beach and Cleveland. The purpose of the grant is to bring a community school initiative to RBHS. Community Schools is a national movement and can be defined as the coordination of services to create a system of support that meet the whole needs of students. I came on to the project in 2008, and started at RBHS in January '09.
(Sorry for the funky look - I did a quick cut-and-paste.)