Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools helps our students and their families address needs that go beyond the classroom. Site coordinators identify students needing support with the goal of keeping students engaged in school.

Communities in schools site advisors

Types of support that can be provided are:

  • Finding assistance for food, rent, utilities, clothes, and more
  • Obtaining additional academic support for students
  • Connecting students and families with teachers and staff
  • Working with students to improve school attendance, behavior, or academics
  • Providing assistance with finding a counselor or a mental health professional
  • Talking about student concerns at school

For more information, contact the school site coordinator or visit the Communities In Schools Benton-Franklin website.

Elementary Site Coordinators

Badger Mountain Elementary

Alma Rangel

Jason Lee Elementary

Chelsea Hood

Jefferson Elementary

Patricia Mendoza

Lewis & Clark Elementary

Stephanie Lopez

Marcus Whitman Elementary

Kallee Corbin

Sacajawea Elementary

Haven Bottineau


Tapteal Elementary

Arlene Olea

Middle/High School Site Coordinators

Carmichael Middle School

Jamey Alvarado

Chief Joseph Middle School


Hanford High School

Tiara Villegas

Richland High School

Adilene Amaro

River's Edge High School

Irene Padilla