The Reading Is Resistance Project at Portland Village School (by Meghann)

Reading Is Resistance at Portland Village School This term we worked with a new partner, Portland Village School, to begin the process of building more diverse classroom libraries for students in two first grade classrooms. Our goal was to help … Continue reading

What is Reading for Resistance and Little Free Libraries? (by Cheyenne, Andrea, and Rachel)

What is Reading for Resistance and Little Free Libraries? Please watch the project video HERE. Reading has been shown to empower and inspire students; this is much easier when the books the students are reading are about people that are … Continue reading

Reading Is Resistance Classroom Library Project at Martin Luther King School (Jordan, Logan, Daniel, Anthony, and Sarah)

Reading is Resistance Our class has spent the past ten weeks thoroughly examining the roots of educational inequity plaguing our nation, and even more specifically, our very own Portland Public Schools. While equality strives for fairness, it is educational equity … 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

The Power of Reading (by Sarah Tipsord, Kristina Heininge, and Mary Kelley, Fall 2014 Capstone Students)

Having books inside the home motivates students and their parents to read together, and having a variety of books in the home will eventually lead to raising a students’ reading level. Please watch The Power of Reading┬áto find out more … Continue reading