COVID-19 Updates


The limitations that come with the need to be physically distant and to limit community interaction during this national pandemic have affected SEEDS programs this year. As an organization committed to community engagement, we are still committed to partnering and aiding the Portland community in any way we can during these strenuous times. SEEDS’ 2020 programs are aimed at a balance between safety for ourselves and our community while still honoring our commitments. Much of our work this year will be done virtually and with flexibility to the changing circumstances. We hope to see you there.

We would greatly appreciate your feedback as to what programs and events students would like to partake in this year. Take a short survey.

Off-Campus Federal Work Study

    • Reed College subsidizes the Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) program in an effort to promote connections between the college and the Portland community and to support students in finding meaningful work with off-campus organizations. Opportunities for FWS with SEEDS community partners are remote this year, with many digital forms of work.
    • Check out Handshake for organizations and applications.
    • Contact Olivia Dao for more information!

Community Engagement Credit

    • Did you know that you can fulfill 2 of the 6 required PE credits through the CE credit program by working with community organizations? You can earn CE credit through job, volunteer, or internship opportunities with community organizations in Portland or wherever you are based this semester. If you are interested but don’t know where to find such opportunities, please reach out and we will help you find these opportunities!
    • Contact  Aditya Gadkari for more information!

SEEDS @Schools

    • Gain valuable firsthand experience in youth development, teaching, and nonprofit work while building and sustaining important connections with the greater Portland educational community.
    • Lane Middle School is looking for Reedies to tutor students over Zoom! This program is both FWS and CE credit eligilble. To sign up, please fill out this form.
    • Contact Sophie Klingborg or Lucas Yong for more information!

Reed Community Pantry

    • The RCP is part of Reed College’s Food Security Initiative. The RCP provides nonperishable food items, toiletries, hygiene products, clothing, books, and more at no cost to members of the Reed community. This resource is open to Reed students, faculty, and staff.
    • Volunteer to staff the RCP on a regular, weekly basis.
    • Find more information here or contact Leila Sinclair or Kyla Hayworth with any questions.

Collective Voices: Solidarity Series

    • Collective Voices draws attention to the issues that marginalized communities across the globe face by illuminating how these issues manifest within the context of our greater Portland community. We have invited organizations and speakers that work toward amplifying such narratives and dismantling structures that prevent speaking out. Ultimately, their organizing cultivates a spirit of solidarity, and our speakers will invite you to join in this work. 
    • Talks and workshops will be held virtually.
    • Contant Abhi Rajshekar or LiLi Siedare for more information or to RSVP to an event!

Community Cycling Program

  • The Community Cycling Program will not be held this semester Fall/2020.