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Free Family Fun Day on the Farm + Plant Sale, June 3rd

May 9, 2017

Come down to the farm for a FREE afternoon celebrating family, food and playing outdoors!! Schoolyard Farms and Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) are hosting the 2nd annual Family Fun Day on the Farm at the Candy Lane Elementary Farm and we would love for you to join us. There will be games, crafts, food, farm tours, raffle prizes and lots of fun! This event is open to the public, all are welcome. Free entertainment will include: Farm games + crafts with Schoolyard Farms Native Plant [...]

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Applications Due Feb 8th

January 25, 2017

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is inviting applications for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Each of the 12 award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, all of the winners will receive an award plaque; will [...]

Oregon’s STEM Hub Network Nationally Recognized

September 29, 2015

The STEM Funders Network announced last week that Oregon’s Statewide Regional STEM Hub Network will be joining a select cohort of communities from across the country to launch the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative. This project, built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations seeks to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people. [...]

Help Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold by becoming a GIRLS GUIDE

October 15, 2014

Help Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold by becoming a GIRLS GUIDE. You believe that girls are strong, smart, and bold. Our Girls Guide volunteer opportunity is the essential way to be involved directly with girls and deliver our gender specific, research-based programs. By engaging volunteers, we are able to extend our reach across the Portland Metro area and give more girls access to the Girls Inc. experience. Check out their flyer. Girls Guide [...]

Code Oregon – A free accelerated job training program

September 16, 2014

 Code Oregon is an exciting free tech job training program currently open to Oregon residents ages 18+ who are legal to work. It is an opportunity for community members to skill up for higher paying jobs. Launched with the goal of training 10,000 people in Mobile Development, Front-end Web Development, Back-end Web Development and Design, Code Oregon will then place this highly trained professional in in-demand jobs that pay $45-70k to start.  Code Oregon is a partnership between [...]

STEM in Afterschool: An Afternoon with Maryann Stimmer – July 8th

June 25, 2014

During this 3.5 hour training participants will explore the research on informal science education, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Inquiry-Based Learning techniques. Additionally, Maryann will provide participants with tools and training on how to select high quality afterschool STEM curriculum through an equity lens. [...]

Best Buy Community Grants – Due June 27

June 18, 2014

Best Buy Foundation will donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices . [...]