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Make Change. Have Fun.

The CENTER is a coalition-led hub for child and youth creativity, education, and engagement. 


What's Happening here?

Check out the latest news on Instagram @thecenterpdx or click on the pics below!

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A short student-made video about how to get involved at the CENTER. Are you looking for a place to learn how to change the world? 

Tyler White, the CENTER Youth Outreach Coordinator from 2015-2018, talks about his work as a 2018 RACC Juice award recipient. 


On June 14th, 2019 we celebrated youth in our Communities.

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A community celebration with free food, youth performers, and fun activities for all ages!

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 The CENTER is hosted its first annual party, Power to the Youth, Friday, June 14th, 5-8PM. This event was a chance for the CENTER, the coalition members, and other youth-oriented organizations to honor their youth leaders, network, and have fun over music and food.

We had guest speakers including recently nominated PPS Board member Michelle DePass and recently nominated David Douglas Board member Sahar Muranovic. 

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 This community celebration was organized in collaboration with Black United Fund of Oregon, Catlin Gabel School, De La Salle North Catholic School, KairosPDX, Latino Network, and Urban League of Portland

There were non-profit organizations offering opportunities for youth in our city and a showcase of youth-produced music in partnership with Friends of Noise, visual art, poetry, free food and more

A CHILD AND YOUTH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT BY:

BLACK UNITED FUND OF OREGON

CATLIN GABEL SCHOOL

DE LA SALLE NORTH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

KAIROSPDX

LATINO NETWORK

URBAN LEAGUE OF PORTLAND

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