ALL-TEAM COMMUNITY OUTREACH
- Friday, July 24th E Burnside & 162nd
- Friday, July 31st E. Burnside & 158th
- Friday, August 7th E. Burnside & 160th
- Friday, August 14th SE 125th & Powell
THERE Walking Teams:
Team Leader: Shei’Meka Owens
Saturdays, 4-5 pm
162nd & SE Stark 125th & SE Powell Blvd.
Team Leader: Pastor Jerrell Waddell Team Leader: Marci Jackson
Fridays, 6-7 pm Saturdays, 6-7 pm
Peninsula Park *Last Thursday on Alberta, 6/25,
Team Leader: Tony Coleman Team Leader: Tony Coleman
Tuesdays and Thursdays* 5-6 pm Last Thursday of the month, 5-6 pm
(with the exception of last Thursday*),
11:45 partners with community-led Enough is Enough to provide support for families dealing with loss due to violence in our community. Activities include annual “Hope and Healing” events; providing voices for impacted families and counseling and support for grieving families.
Day of Hope & Healing
As part of our partnership, 11:45 will be participating in Enough is Enough’s annual “Day of Hope and Healing” on Saturday, September 12th at Alberta Park. 11:45 will be hosting the children’s activities at the event and we’re looking for volunteers to help. Please contact Joan Davis (360-281-3442 email@example.com), Victoria Fleming (325-660-9539) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
One of the most important keys to reducing violence in our community is providing our youth with positive influences and folks who care about them. We have the following opportunities available for you to provide a loving, positive presence and make a difference in the life of a young person.
Court Bench Probation Program
11:45 partners with Multnomah County Judges, the District Attorney’s office and the Office of Youth Violence prevention to mentor young gang-affiliated men charged with misdemeanor crimes, as part of their probation conditions. Mentors offer a positive male presence who can offer insight and wisdom concerning their struggles, providing advice, support and encouragement. Mentoring starts with just one lunch, but can grow to long-lasting relationships as mutually agreeable.
Matching older adults (60+) with children in 17 elementary schools, nine Head Start programs and several other specialized children’s programs. The Foster Grandparent Program taps the skills, talents and experience of older adults to make a significant impact in the academic, social and emotion lives of children in the community. Foster Grandparent volunteers serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people with special needs in schools, Head Start programs, after-school sites and other special programs for children. Foster Grandparents review schoolwork, reinforce values, teach parenting skills to young parents and care for children with disabilities. They volunteer from 15-40 hours a week, often maintaining an ongoing, intensive relationship with the children they serve for a year or longer. Foster Grandparents address key needs, promoting school readiness in early childhood and K-12 success for older children including improved school attendance, improved reading and math skills and emotional and social well-being. Currently full, but still accepting applications.