Making a difference

Communities In Schools Federal Way has impact on local students

Pat Perkins, school outreach coordinator at Illahee Middle School for Communities In Schools Federal Way, talks about the needs students in the district have during the nonprofits organization’s annual breakfast last Friday at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center. Perkins, known to students as Grandma Pat, gives snacks and meals to students at Illahee each day. The annual fundraiser brought in $78,000 to continue to support Communities in Schools’ mission. HEIDI JACOBS, the Mirror