Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Pass it On

**PCL sponsorships for July – December 2016 have been allocated. Thanks to all who applied.

**The Portland Children’s Levy has a whole new look to its website! Click here to visit and let us know what you think by emailing marygay.broderick@portlandoregon.gov

**Follow PCL on Twitter here

**Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest invites the public to participate in its first ever peer-to-peer fundraising event: Rappel for Her. On Aug. 20, participants can have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel over the edge of a 16-story building in downtown Portland. Each individual must raise a minimum of $1,000 for Girls Inc. programming to qualify. Girls Inc. helps girls ages 6-18 realize their potential; more information here.

**Birch Community Services is offering a three-day Replication Seminar in August for community organizations who want to start similar programs. Go here for more info.

**Playworks can help providers working with children integrate safe, healthy and inclusive student play into existing school activities through a series of thorough and interactive workshops that highlight constructive tools and methods. The trainings are designed for before-, after- and out-of-school program staff.  Go here for more info. 

**The YWCA offers high-quality and engaging social change trainings. All of the info can be found here.

** Meals 4 Kids, a PCL-funded program through Meals on Wheels People that delivers meals to children and their caregivers throughout Portland, is looking for volunteer drivers. Interested? Contact lynette.vicens@mealsonwheelspeople.org

Programs Making a Difference: IRCO’s SUN community school program at Parkrose Middle School

**Parkrose Community SUN School celebration showcased a bevy of talented students who sang and performed for an auditorium full of admirers. An assortment of ethnic dishes brought by parents was enjoyed as well, and community agencies were on hand providing information about their resources.

 Early Education Info

**Friendly House Preschool has openings for the 2016-17 school year. Sign-up for a child-centered preschool experience for 3-5-year-olds in a warm and welcoming classroom with seasoned teachers. Half-day morning classes; with optional lunch option.  Full scholarships offered for qualifying families. For more information call 503-228-4391 or go here.

In the News 

Two recent Portland Tribune stories spotlight some of the great work being done by PCL grantees:

**Janus Youth Program is providing access for families to buy healthy food, while also employing local residents at its store in New Columbia. Go here for the story

**The Boys and Girls Clubs program at Margaret Scott Elementary is teaching skills and altruism through its after-school program. Read the story here.