SEEDS

Education

 

Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools

 SUN Community Schools are a collaboration between Multnomah County, Portland Parks & Recreation, and six Public School Districts. The SUN Service System leads to educational success and family self-sufficiency through an integrated network of social and support services for youth, families and community members. This nationally recognized system of care works to ensure families are healthy so they can champion and support their children. SUN Community Schools in Multnomah Country are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life. SUN Community Schools mobilize and strategically organize community resources to provide: Strong core instructional program; Educational support and skill development for youth and adults; Enrichment and recreation activities; Family involvement and support; Social, health and mental health resources, Family and community events.

Current Positions:
All positions have been closed for the semester. Come back soon for our fall listings!

Maurice Lucas Foundation

At the Maurice Lucas Foundation, our mission is teaching life lessons through education and sport.Through our combination of academic programs, character-building exercises, sports camps, and educational experiences, we challenge our students to discover who they can be. We partner with families, teachers, Title 1 schools, and business leaders to form a supportive community that works together to build resilient citizens and leaders.

Current Positions:
All positions have been closed for the semester. Come back soon for our fall listings!

Children's Book Bank

The Children's Book Bank fills homes and lives with engaging, culturally diverse books because all children deserve to have books of their own. When they do, magical things happen — books ignite curiosity, spark the imagination, and open young minds to limitless possibilities.  Our programming is directed toward children in need from birth through grade 8 and supports early education and literacy development by providing books as tools.  These books mean children have the tools they need to develop important pre-reading skills, to support early reading achievement, and to prevent learning loss when school is not in session. 

Current Positions: 
All positions have been closed for the semester. Come back soon for our fall listings!

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Current Positions: 
All positions have been closed for the semester. Come back soon for our fall listings!

SMART Reading

At SMART Reading, we hold to one simple truth: Reading matters. It’s an early gateway skill that paves the pathway for future success. Without it, kids are simply less likely to graduate high school, find employment, or successfully avoid other hardships like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and injustice.

Since 1992, SMART Reading has been pairing adult volunteers with children to provide reading support and books to keep. SMART Reading volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-guided environment.

Current Positions: 
All positions have been closed for the semester. Come back soon for our fall listings!

Minds Matter

​Minds Matter of Portland, chartered in 2006, is a chapter of a New York based educational organization that provides supplementary tutoring and mentoring on Saturdays for highly motivated, economically disadvantaged sophomore, junior, and senior high school students who aspire to the best four year school to which they can gain admission and financial aid. Students receive instruction in writing, critical thinking, vocabulary, grammar, public affairs, and math. The curriculum also includes PSAT and SAT instruction, field trips, career days, and debate. Each student is paired with two young professional mentors from the Portland business, professional, and educational community. This year, Minds Matter of Portland has 54 students and 90+ mentors, with a volunteer staff of 37 focused on curriculum, administration, logistics, and fundraising. 

Current Positions: 
All positions have been closed for the semester. Come back soon for our fall listings!