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Program Name BSD - Merlo Station HS M.O.V.E. program Address 1841 SW Merlo Dr. Beaverton, OR 97006 Website www.beaverton.k12.or.us/home/schools/merlo-community-school Phone

503-259-5575

Bus Stop/ Bus: #67, #59 - Merlo Rd & SW 158th Ave MAX Stop MAX: Blue line - Merlo Rd & SW 158th Ave The MOVE program supports youth in pursuit Program vision of their secondary education while preparing and description them to access post-secondary education, training or employment. MOVE helps youth identify their career goals and develop the skills needed to achieve them. Youth in the program can access multiple avenues to earn dual high school and college credit. Onsite child care and child care education for young parents is also available.

Expertise in working with certain populations

Pregnant/parenting, high school drop-outs, English language learners, and homeless youth.

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Program Name Hillsboro School District (HIP and CONNECT) Address Miller Education Center East 215 SE 6th Ave. Hillsboro, OR 97123 Website

www.hsd.k12.or.us

Phone

503-844-1000

Bus Stop/ Bus: #47, #48, #57 - SE Baseline St & 5th MAX Stop MAX: Blue line - Tuality & 8th Ave The Hillsboro In-School Program (HIP) is for Program vision youth who are at-risk of dropping-out of high and description school. Staff works with each youth’s home high school to provide additional support and educational assistance. It is a year round program that meets monthly and provides a summer long work-experience, credit recovery and pre-employment training. HIP Summer Program provides an opportunity to recover up to 1.5 credits and an opportunity to work with Hillsboro Parks and Recreation to earn a paycheck. The CONNECT Program is a G.E.D. and workforce training program, which targets youth who are high school dropouts. Youth work daily with staff on GED completion, life skills, college preparation and employment training. Orientation for the CONNECT Program is held every Wednesday at 3pm at the Miller Education Center East. Expertise in working with certain populations

Teen parents, youth involved with the juvenile justice system, gang-affected youth.

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Program Name IRCO New American Youth Opportunity Project

(Multnomah County)

Address 10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220 Website www.irco.org Phone 503-234-1541 x114 Bus Stop/ Bus: #15, #25 - Gateway Transit Center MAX Stop Program vision IRCO predominately serves youth who are and description first generation in their family and often first generation in their entire community to attend high school in the United States.  Our goal is to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, support, and coaching they need to complete their high school diploma or GED and make a strong start in their post-secondary career or education.   We provide every youth in our program with individual career coaching and career-related learning opportunities as well as classes, workshops, and intensive support with navigating the transition from school to college or employment. Expertise in working with certain populations

Immigrant and refugee communities.  Our program’s population is a diverse mix of youth whose families come from East, Southeast, or South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Programs are conducted in English, but we can accommodate a wide range of language ability.

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Program Name IRCO New American Youth Opportunity Project

(Washington County)

Address PCC Willow Creek 241 SW Edgeway Dr. Beaverton, OR 97006 Website

www.irco.org

Phone

503-318-5561

Bus: #52, #59, #88 - Willow Creek TC Bus Stop/ MAX Stop MAX: Blue line - Willow Creek TC IRCO predominately serves youth who are Program vision first generation in their family and often and description first generation in their entire community to attend high school in the United States.  Our goal is to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, support, and coaching they need to complete their high school diploma or GED and make a strong start in their post-secondary career or education.   We provide every youth in our program with individual career coaching and career-related learning opportunities as well as classes, workshops, and intensive support with navigating the transition from school to college or employment. Expertise in working with certain populations

Immigrant and refugee communities.  Our program’s population is a diverse mix of youth whose families come from East, Southeast, or South Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Programs are conducted in English, but we can accommodate a wide range of language ability.

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Program Name NAYA Family Center Sunrise EAST Address 5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97218 Website www.nayapdx.org Phone

503-288-8177

Bus: #75 - Columbia Blvd & 52nd Bus Stop/ MAX Stop Sunrise EAST is a culturally specific program Program vision that helps Native American youth gain the and description skills, training and knowledge to meet their college and career goals. Together with their Career Skills Development Coach, Sunrise EAST youth will explore careers, learn how to find and keep a job, gain work experience and get support to access post-secondary education and training opportunities. Through traditional culture practices, Sunrise EAST youth will gain life sustaining skills to help them succeed in their future. NAYA Family Center offers several programs for Native American youth including afterschool tutoring, recreation and sports, the College and Career Center and the NAYA Early College Academy. Expertise in working with certain populations

Native American, American Indian and Alaskan Native youth.

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Program Name New Avenues for Youth Promoting Avenues to

Employment (PAVE)

Address 314 SW 9th Ave. Website Phone Bus Stop/ MAX Stop

Program vision and description

Portland, OR 97205 www.newavenues.org 503-517-3931 Bus: #1, #4, #8, #9, #12, #15, #17, #19, #20, #31, #32, #33, #35, #36, #44, #51, #54, #56, #94, #99 - W Burnside & SW 10th, SW Washington & 9th MAX: Red/Blue line - 10th & Morrison Green/Yellow line - 5th & Oak A career-focused training program that prepares homeless and at-risk youth for employment through essential job readiness classes, advanced occupational skills training, individual mentorship, resource connections, and workplace internships. In addition to group classes and trainings, a team of PAVE Workforce Case Managers provides one-on-one support to youth by working with them to develop individualized plans that identify specific steps a youth can take in pursuing professional goals, as well as related secondary or post-secondary educational pursuits. In addition to job training services, New Avenues also provides a uniquely comprehensive continuum of services including a day services center; transitional housing; clinical case management; drug, alcohol and mental health counseling.

Expertise in working with certain populations

Homeless and at-risk youth.

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Program Name Open Meadow Career Services Address Website

7633 North Wabash Ave. Portland, OR 97217 www.openmeadow.org/open/meadow/schools/C113

Phone

503-488-5165

Bus Stop/ MAX Stop

Bus: #75 - Lombard & Wabash MAX: Yellow line - North Lombard TC

Program vision and description

The mission of the Open Meadow Career Services Department is to ensure that youth reach their long-term career goals by providing access to advanced employment and educational opportunities, focused training, and comprehensive support. The program is designed to provide incremental and continuous support for youth from the time they first define their career goals, through their first employment experience, and on into college and career-track employment. Career Services youth regularly engage with our loyal base of business and community partners in workplace and college tours, professional panels, networking events, job shadows, and informational and speed interviews.

Expertise in working with certain populations

Low-income youth who face multiple barriers to their academic and post-secondary success.

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Program Name OHDC YouthSource Address 8040 SW Durham Rd. Website Phone

Tigard, OR 97224

www.supafreshyouthfarm.org 503-431-4584

Bus Stop/ MAX Stop

Bus: #76 - Durham & Hall Blvd

Program vision and description

OHDC YouthSource’s mission is to cultivate self-sufficient, confident and joyful youth who enthusiastically pursue their career and life goals through internships, training and entrepreneurship. The program operates the Supa Fresh Youth Farm in Tigard, OR. The farm serves as a safe haven work experience site where youth learn how to grow their own produce, harvest it, market it, and sell it throughout the area. With an emphasis on entrepreneurship and teamwork, OHDC YouthSource equips youth with the tools necessary to be successful in the workplace through a focused hands-on learning and applied skills. This makes it possible for youth who have not been successful in traditional learning environments to excel.

Expertise in working with certain populations

Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood youth who are juvenile justice involved, parenting, homeless/ runaway, behind grade level, high school dropout, disabled/handicapped, at risk of dropping out, in foster care, gang-affected or speak English as a second language.

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Program Name POIC Career Prep Program Address North Campus

717 N Killingsworth Ct. Portland, OR 97217 Rockwood Plaza 2200 SE 182nd Ave. Gresham, OR 97233

Website

www.portlandoic.org

Phone

North: 503-797-7222 Rockwood: 503-512-7341

Bus Stop/ MAX Stop

Bus: N: #72, #4 - PCC Cascade Campus Rockwood: #87 - SE 182nd & Mill

Program vision and description

POIC’s Career Prep program offers unique and comprehensive employment and training services to at-risk youth. Program services include: individualized career mentoring and support from a Career Coach, college and career preparation services, as well as a variety of activities to help youth explore careers, develop skills, search for employment and prepare for the future. Youth in the Career Prep Program are eligible for secondary education services through Rosemary Anderson High School, a fullyaccredited high school, as well as a GED program.

Expertise in working with certain populations

At-risk and low-income youth in North/Northeast Portland & Rockwood areas.

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Program Name Portland YouthBuilders Address 4816 SE 92nd Ave.

Portland, OR 97266

Website

www.pybpdx.org

Phone

503-286-9350

Bus Stop/ MAX Stop

Bus: #17 – SE Holgate & 92nd MAX: Green line – SE Holgate

Program vision and description

Portland YouthBuilders provides education, vocational training, and leadership development for low-income youth. The program offers multi-year support to complete post-secondary education or training and/or living-wage employment.  Every student has an assigned counselor and an assigned career coach, to provide both personal and placement support. PYB emphasizes positive student/staff relationships, high standards, real-world job experience, small class sizes, and strong community partnerships.

Expertise in working with certain populations

Low-income 17-24 year olds who are not attending and have not completed high school. Youth who learn best through hands-on experience or who have not been successful in a traditional high school setting. Young adults who are motivated to provide for their current or future family with a living wage income.

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Program Name Address

Mt. Hood Community College Project YESS

Website

www.mhcc.edu/yess

Phone

503-491-7641

Bus Stop/ MAX Stop

Bus: #26, #80, #81 - MHCC MAX: Blue line - Gresham Transit Center

Program vision and description

The program’s vision is to “help youth help themselves” through persistence, respect, responsibility, challenge and achievement. Project YESS is a youth transition program designed to assist youth with completing their GED and increasing their reading, writing and math skills to be better prepared to enter college or a career. Project YESS offers a community college environment and an emphasis on natural resources.

Expertise in working with certain populations

Low-income youth disconnected from high school or in need of the skills to break down barriers to accessing higher education and employment.

26000 SE Stark St Gresham, OR 97030 (Building 10, Room 49 Lower Level of the Student Union)

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