History of March Gladness
In February of 2005, Communities In Schools of Puyallup (CISP) responded to a pressing community need by agreeing to coordinate a joint Tsunami relief project.
The effort was a tremendous success. Later that year when Hurricane Katrina caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast, Communities In Schools of Puyallup again responded by coordinating a joint fundraising project that raised over $100,000 for schools in New Orleans. Students and community leaders helped set ideas in motion and made results happen.
As CISPs role in the tragic events unfolded, school, faith, and community leaders met again and decided that the best follow-up to the success of the projects was to involve student leadership and create a menu of wide-ranging public service projects for the Spring semester now known as March Gladness.