SUN Community Schools


Latino Network, in partnership with Multnomah County Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN), operates SUN Community Schools to build community, strengthen families, and ensure student success in school and life.

The SUN Community Schools model leverages area school sites to create neighborhood hubs with robust afterschool programming for youth and family engagement. Recognizing the importance of family and home stability to student academic success, Latino Network’s SUN Community Schools connect families to vital social services.

SUN Community Schools mobilize and centralize community resources to provide:

  • Core academic instruction

  • 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

Students who regularly participate in activities at SUN Community Schools demonstrate greater gains in academics and attendance than non-participating youth.

Program Details

Latino Network’s cadre of talented bilingual/bicultural instructors facilitate a variety of youth afterschool classes and family engagement programs at designated SUN Community Schools including:

  • Bridger Elementary

  • Cesar Chavez K-8

  • Hartley Elementary

  • Kelly Elementary

  • Reynolds Middle School

  • Rigler Elementary

  • Scott Elementary

  • Woodland Elementary


Contact Maria Velez at 503-954-9236 to learn more and enroll your student.


Latino Network thanks Multnomah County, Pacific Power Foundation, Jackson Family Foundation, Corbett Communicare Foundation, and Charolette Martin Foundation.