Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pass it On

**The 2016 PCL Progress Report is out. Click here to view online. 

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

**Families are invited to Multnomah County’s 2016 WIC Summer Activity and Safety Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16th at the East County Building
Sharron Kelley Conference Rooms, 600 NE 8th St., Gresham. More information can be found here

**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

**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: MESA

**At the recent 2016 MESA Day competition at Portland State University, more than 300 middle and high school students competed in 90-plus teams on the Prosthetic Arm Challenge 2.0. For this year’s challenge, teams of students designed and developed electronically powered and programmed prosthetic devices, which they put through a series of tests/challenges at the competition. Winning Oregon teams head off to compete at MESA Nationals at Weber State University in Utah. 

Oregon MESA is a pre-college academic program hosted by PSU that equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math invention and 21st-century skills.

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 

Randall’s Children’s Hospital was recently showcased for its program providing medical home services for children in foster care, supported by the PCL. Read the story here

Students at Roosevelt High School confront racial profiling and create a powerful and compelling video. Read more about it and watch the video here