Closing the Opportunity Gap, one Family at a Time (by Jessica Urbina)

The opportunity gap is something that many nations and states are struggling with when it comes to the education of their communities. In many places there are areas where some students have a better chance or “opportunity” to a better … Continue reading

Common Core: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Cons? (by Marina Bubnova)

Since being unleashed on the field of education in 2010, common core has been both praised and denounced from all sides. While standards are important for school to have for their students, some thought that common core was an overreach … Continue reading

Standardizing = Equal Standards? (by Jasmine Bahramian)

The way education and testing standards should be approached is not an easy matter. There is not only plenty of variety across various states and locations, but each individual child is unique in their path towards academic success. However, there … Continue reading

Oregon Homeless Youth Project (by Sierra, Katie, Dallas, and Renee)

Many people are not aware of how many students in Oregon are homeless or that it affects students of all ages starting as young as preschool age. There are also several people that are unsure how to help those in … Continue reading

Supporting Families, Supporting Kids: Revitalizing the Computer Room at Spencer House (Maria, Schae, Maia, Justin, Bobbie, and Megan)

Our Team theme was supporting families supporting kids for our project we decided to focus in a community project where it helps kids do their homework. We decided to do our project at Community Partners for Affordable Housing at the … Continue reading

“Bridging” the Opportunity Gap in the Bridge City (by Kris, Paige, Clint, Kendall, and Brittany)

Money is causal to academic success. No one wants to admit it, but in order for a student to graduate high school on time, with good grades and a solid future ahead, is expensive. In Portland public school districts alone, … Continue reading

A Reading Corner Project at CPAH, Oleson Woods (by Dragana Vukalo, Alisa Zagumennaya, and Jason Morris)

Educational inequality is prevalent in American society. Many factors can contribute that can affect educational attainment of students. These factors include poverty, hunger, immigration, and housing. A child in poverty is more likely to experience hunger and food insecurity that … Continue reading

Greenberg Oaks: Helping to Close the Digital Divide (by James Toombs, Arthur Truong, Jonathan Riquelme, and Anthony Yuzko)

Greenberg Oaks, an apartment complex connected to CPAH, or the Community Partners for Affordable Housing Computer Center, is located in Tigard OR. In 2006, Greenberg Oaks received a budget of over 2.5 million dollars to help renovate and encourage people … Continue reading