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Summer is officially over, but before we move on to a new season, we want to acknowledge the tremendous effort of local churches throughout the metro area to serve our community—especially our local schools over the summer months! This issue of our newsletter is dedicated to the army of volunteers who invested their time and energy in these ongoing partnerships.
Embrace Oregon has been known for doing wonderful makeovers of DHS buildings in the past and their efforts caught the attention of Keith Palau, a member of the Community Outreach Team for the Timbers Army.
Each year, the Beaverton School District hands out awards to those individuals and organizations within the larger community that have positively impacted the schools, staff and students.
Check out these video links about churches around the country getting involved with their local schools. We're certain these will encourage you and your church family as they seek to serve our schools here in the metro area.
With the help of gifts-in-kind from corporate sponsors, World Vision's Teacher Resource Center provides learning tools and classroom supplies to schools.
In 2010, Kids' Rock! became a non-profit organization with the vision of reaching other schools with the message of Jesus.
Over the last two months, SPN has entered into ongoing discussion with leaders of the Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) and Lasting Impact For Teachers (LIFT) about possible collaborative efforts in the Greater Portland area.
The Vancouver School District case study identified 9 common areas that impact student attendance and performance.
Last month we received word that Beaverton School Superintendent Jeff Rose will be leaving at the end of this school year to assume responsibilities as the new Superintendent of the Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, GA.
The Sacramento area completed their second annual "Season of Service" this weekend. This community-wide emphasis began on January 16th and culminated with a week-long service blitz April 16-23.
The Boston Education Collaborative was launched at the request of the local school Superintendent.
Office Moms & Dads show up at DHS offices when a child is being taken into foster care and is awaiting their next placement. DHS has a great need for more office moms and dads in Multnomah and Washington Counties!
Caseworker Appreciation Month and Welcome Boxes
Bridgetown: A Jesus Church partnered with Reason Church to spruce up the Alberta Child Welfare Office in Portland.
Wyeast Middle School provides a central meeting place for Cascade Park Baptist on the growing edge of East Vancouver.