Community Outreach and Support

This team works to increase student success through partnership development, grant writing, family services, two-way communications, family involvement, services to unhoused families, and wellbeing support for students and staff.

Together, we:

•  Support families by recruiting non-profit partners to provide parenting classes, a kids clothes closet, a school food pantry, on-site individual counseling, free books for students, drug & alcohol counseling, volunteerism, and grant funding.
Support student and staff wellbeing through encouraging life balance, mindfulness, good health, caring connections, and more.
Assist unhoused families, connecting them with resources, essentials, and assistance programs.
•  Expand two-way communication through social media, surveys, and focus groups.
•  Provide on-going, transparent communications about the district through weekly news blasts, newsletters, texts, social media, news media, and websites.
 Build community through grant-funded initiatives in each school to increase wraparound supports for family stability and student learning success.
•  Support learning at home by providing parents with information on kindergarten readiness goals and resources to help their children expand their learning.
 Involve parents in education policy and practice through community conversations at each school about aspirations for students.

For information, contact:

Ben Bowman, Director of Student & Family Supports

Ali Feuerstein, Coordinator of Student & Staff Wellbeing/Homeless Liaison
503.655.2544 ext. 418

Leslie Robinette, Communications Coordinator/Grant Writer