Early Childhood Education
Juntos Aprendemos prepares 3-5 year olds for success in kindergarten and equips parents with the skills and confidence to be their child’s first teachers.
The Community Education Worker (CEW) project provides families with extra support to strengthen parent-child learning.
The Parent Leadership Project engages Latino parents and caregivers in policy-level decision making on the Early Learning Multnomah Parent Accountability Council.
Family & Youth Engagement
Our programs for middle school students help build a strong foundation for academic success and positive cultural identity, while creating a college-going mindset for Latino students.
Escalera and Early Escalera are college and career readiness programs for high school students that ensure students graduate successfully and are prepared for college and career.
Colegio de Padres, Mobile Lab, and Plaza Comunitaria work with parents of middle and high school students to increase digital literacy and equip them with the skills they need to support and advocate for their student’s educational journey.
Transformative Youth Opportunities
Community Healing Initiative (CHI) works to reduce youth gang violence and the overrepresentation of Latino youth in the justice system through a culturally specific family-based system of care, including prevention and re-entry services. Early CHI works with first-time offenders to prevent entry into the juvenile justice system through case management.
Speak Up & Empower is a leadership and advocacy training program for youth experiencing mental health issues with the goal of adding their voices on the Children’s Mental Health Systems Advisory Council.
Studio Latino is a unique after-school program engaging Latino youth in arts & culture classes to reduce and/or prevent gang involvement.
Academia de Líderes equips emerging grassroots Latino leaders with the tools to be agents of change and advocate for our community’s best interests.
Unid@s for Oregon is a statewide leadership development program that fosters cohesion, trust, and relationships among Latino leaders to build capacity in local communities for a unified change movement.
Bienvenidos offers free English classes in Multnomah County for Spanish speakers of various levels.