The Oregon College Access Challenge Grant provides schools, districts, colleges, universities, and community-based non-profit organizations opportunities to serve youth in their college-going dreams. Today's blog post features a currently-funded community based organization.
On Tuesday, March 13th, Catholic Charities’ El Programa Hispano had the honor of graduating its first class from the Juntos para una mejor educación (Together for a Better Education) program at David Douglas high school in East Portland. This six-week course teaches Latino high school students and their parents about the importance of graduating high school and pursuing a post-secondary education. After graduating from the Juntos program, parents have said: “Because of my participation in the Juntos program, I feel better able to ask for help for my child.” and “I feel better able to find information to help my child get to college.” El Programa Hispano is currently offering Juntos at Reynolds high school and will offer another class to Latino students and families at Centennial high school in the coming weeks.
|Juntos Graduates from David Douglas High School|