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Faculty Member
SBA Portfolio Class Outperforms the Market
Business students learn real-world portfolio management skills in a unique 6-credit course
Student Project
Business Outreach Program Client Spotlight: Gina Nash, Experienced Materials LLC Business Outreach Program Client Spotlight: Gina Nash, Experienced Materials LLC
Gina Nash approached the BOP in 2009 with a strong desire to grow her small business, Experienced Materials LLC. After 10 years of selling her recycled and reclaimed steel garden art, accessories, and sculptures at the Portland Saturday Market, Gina was ready to expand her business and explore new markets.
Community Partnership
Patrice Hudson Patrice Hudson
As Program Administrator and Teaching Support Specialist in the Center for Academic Excellence, Patrice provides resources to enhance and support the work of faculty and the academic departments. She supports each of the units in the CAE, and coordinates programs and events, CAE site visits, manages the CAE library, maintains program statistics, participates in grant-writing, edits and designs the CAE annual report. In addition to her CAE responsibilities, Patrice teaches a summer capstone class, served as Co-Chair of PSU’s Commission on the Status of Women, is a Co-Chair of PSU’s Diversity Action Council, and is a certified notary public. After earning her B.S. in Education at PSU in 1988, Patrice served as a Peace Corps volunteer (1988-90) training teachers in Belize, Central America. A single mother of three, she spends her free time volunteering for both Donate Life Northwest and the Oregon Council on Multiracial Affairs. Patrice earned an M.S. in Publishing at PSU in 2008 and a Graduate Certifi cate in Teaching Adult Learners. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
Staff Member
Community-Based Learning Courses Community-Based Learning Courses
PSU students contribute to the community
Community Partnership
Vince Schreck, Ed.D. Vince Schreck, Ed.D.
Vince, an Instructional Designer in the CAE, offers creative insights into assignments, assessments and evaluation.
Staff Member
Amy Spring Amy Spring
Amy Spring, Associate Director of Community-University Partnerships, works with PSU students, faculty, staff, and community partners to facilitate and support service-learning activities.
Staff Member
Janelle Voegele Janelle Voegele
Janelle Voegele, Assistant Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for CAE, works with faculty and graduate teaching assistants in both classroom and community-based settings.
Staff Member
Our Community Partner: Hillsboro Police Department Our Community Partner: Hillsboro Police Department
The Police Reserve Specialists program involves computer experts, including Portland State faculty, in assisting police investigating high-tech crime. PSU faculty and students help to assess evidence and serve as expert witnesses at trials.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Department of Community Justice Our Community Partner: Department of Community Justice
This partnership allows PSU students to work directly with probationers and juvenile department staff, providing hands-on experience while challenging assumptions and about the juvenile justice system.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Portland Research and Education Network Our Community Partner: Portland Research and Education Network
The mission of the Portland Research and Education Network (PREN) is to promote collaboration and the development of innovative network services and advanced applications to further regional leadership in research, education and health care.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Axis Performance Our Community Partner: Axis Performance
AXIS Performance Advisors is a management consulting firm specializing in the implementation of sustainable business practices. This partnership is a joint collaboration between PSU and Axis Performance to offer a professional certificate in implementing sustainability practices.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Center for Environmental Health Our Community Partner: Oregon Center for Environmental Health
OCEH is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to reducing and eliminating toxic chemicals that are long-lasting and build up in living tissues, threatening the health and reproductive viability of humans and wildlife. Students use the OCEH as a practicum site for learning about sustainability and environmental health issues.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Office of Sustainable Development Our Community Partner: Office of Sustainable Development
This partnership is designed to develop case studies of green building practices in the City of Portland and to provide assistance to promoting green building within the City of Portland.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: OHSU Child Development Center Our Community Partner: OHSU Child Development Center
Faculty from OHSU, the VA Medical Center, and PSU's Speech & Hearing Sciences program collaborate on research investigating the impact of communication technology on caregivers of people with the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: United States Attorney's Office Our Community Partner: United States Attorney's Office
PSU students assist in data collection and evaluation for Project Safe Neighborhoods, a multi-agency task force focusing on the reduction of gun crimes in the tri-county area.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Bel Canto Festival Our Community Partner: Bel Canto Festival
The Bel Canto Festival allowed PSU music students to learn through public performances with major international performers and composers throughout the Portland area.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Upward Bound Our Community Partner: Upward Bound
This partnership pairs PSU seniors with 9th-12th grade students from four Portland high schools. PSU students serve as mentors and tutors to groups of first generation high school students in an attempt to facilitate the completion of their high school studies and introduce them to college life.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Office of Health Policy and Research Our Community Partner: Office of Health Policy and Research
Students are involved in conducting research and evaluation regarding access to health care with the Oregon Health Plan.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: PGE Foundation Our Community Partner: PGE Foundation
Students are forming a mini-foundation to research non-profits and their funding needs in Portland. Through a grant from the PGE Foundation, they will disperse $5000 in grant funds to solicited organizations through a competetive process.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Multnomah ESD Outdoor School Our Community Partner: Multnomah ESD Outdoor School
The ESD Outdoor School is designed to teach field-based science concepts as they relate to natural resources, to extend science instruction beyond the classroom and to implement activities that provide opportunities for participation in cooperative living experiences, performing arts, recreation, and structured events.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Ethos, Inc. Our Community Partner: Ethos, Inc.
Ethos, Inc. seeks to introduce a whole new generation of youth to the magic of music. PSU Capstone students partnered with Ethos to design and deliver an arts education curriculum that used jazz to enhance student learning outcomes in mathematics and reading.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Nike Child Development Center Our Community Partner: Nike Child Development Center
Child and Family Studies students meet goals and objectives of practicum experience in early childhood education by serving at the Nike Child Development Center in a variety of capacities.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: PCC Native Literacy Program
Spanish-speaking adults who have had little opportunity to recieve formal education come to the Adult Native Literacy Program for basic literacy classes. PSU students volunteer as tutors for the Native Literacy Project.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Metro Regional Government Our Community Partner: Metro Regional Government
Metro funds commercial technical assistance projects providing on-site assistance to businesses throughout the region focusing on recovering additional resources from the waste stream, increasing markets for recycled content products, and promoting waste prevention practices.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Native American Youth Association (NAYA)
NAYA works to increase opportunities for healthy activities by promoting family stability, youth camps, support groups, cultural activities, tutoring classes, and special events. PSU students assist in helping the agency grow from a small recreation program staffed by volunteers to a fully sustainable youth community center.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Rotary Club - Camp Enterprise Our Community Partner: Rotary Club - Camp Enterprise
Camp Enterprise provides high school juniors with experiences in leadership, business principles, and dealing with challenges of life & business. The objective of the Camp Enterprise Program is to explore, expose, challenge and awaken interest in the concepts of "business" and "private enterprise".
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: National College of Naturopathic Medicine Our Community Partner: National College of Naturopathic Medicine
NCNM provides an academic experience focusing on natural medicine, both eastern and western, and integrated medical education, research, and patient care. PSU Students research, develop and write grant proposals to assist the NCNM in its pursuit of funding for program support.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Nature Conservancy Our Community Partner: Nature Conservancy
Students worked with Brian Lipinski throughout Spring Term 2003 to design and write a brochure discussing the ecological features and flora and fauna of the Camilla Reserve. The brochure is for the public at large.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Health Sciences University Our Community Partner: Oregon Health Sciences University
PSU students conduct research to understand which brand(s) of cigarettes are the most addictive by measuring the degree of free-base form of nicotine in the smoke particulate matter.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Port of Portland Our Community Partner: Port of Portland
PSU faculty and students have conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the port's solid waste and recycling management systems, providing recommendations for improvement, including establishing the only major airport food waste diversion program in the country.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: El Programa Hispano
El Programa Hispano provides a comprehensive array of social and mental health services to low-income Latinos who speak little or no English and live in the Portland-area. PSU students use Spanish skills to assist recent immigrants with a variety of social services.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Blazers Boys and Girls Club
The Blazers Boys and Girls Club serves as a resource center for children ages 7 to 18. Students involved in this partnership gain a deeper awareness of what in means to live in a diverse community.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Choices Domestic Violence Intervention Our Community Partner: Choices Domestic Violence Intervention
Child and Family Studies students meet goals and objectives for community-based practicum, focused on domestic violence intervention with children.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Sisters of the Road Our Community Partner: Sisters of the Road
Sisters Of the Road Cafe is a non-profit restaurant open to the public. An estimated 250-300 meals are served daily through SOTR's Hot Meals Program. Meals are given free of charge to all first time visitors to the cafe and to those who are unable to pay and cannot work because of age, ill health or parenting responsibilities.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Portland Parks and Recreation Our Community Partner: Portland Parks and Recreation
Portland Parks and Recreation requested input from Kenton area residents regarding ways to improve Kenton Park using urban renewal funds. PSU Capstone students used surveys and public meetings to gather input.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Donald E. Long Correctional Facility Our Community Partner: Donald E. Long Correctional Facility
PSU students serve as mentors to address the needs of Spanish-speaking youth in the juvenile correctional facility.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Department of Human Services Our Community Partner: Department of Human Services
Child and Family Studies students meet goals and objectives of community-based practicum related to human services and child welfare.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Health Sciences University Our Community Partner: Oregon Health Sciences University
Child and Family Studies students meet goals and objectives for community-based practicum through participating in Child Life Therapy programs with the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at OHSU.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Immigrant and Refugee Community Org
The mission of IRCO is assist refugees, immigrants and multi-ethnic communities to develop self-sufficiency and cultural awareness while affirming and preserving each culture within an ever-changing global environment.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: YWCA Yolanda House Our Community Partner: YWCA Yolanda House
The YWCA's Yolanda House is an emergency shelter and service program for women survivors of domestic or sexual violence and their children. PSU students partner with the Yolanda House to meet goals and objectives for community-based practicum focusing on domestic violence and supportive services for children.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Youth Employment Institute Our Community Partner: Youth Employment Institute
The Youth Employment Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides employment, education and training program for high risk youth. The YEI partners with Portland State to provide field learning experiences. All youth are taught life skills, basic employment readiness training, and receive job search assistance.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: LISTOS Alternative Learning Center
LISTOS serves high-risk Hispanic and other high school students who have left the public school system. Last year, LISTOS educated over 150 young people in order to improve their skills in language, math, social studies and science.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Minority Business Opportunity Committee Our Community Partner: Minority Business Opportunity Committee
The Oregon Federal Executive Board's Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC) is a partnership that strives to enhance opportunities for women-owned and minority-owned small businesses to earn contracts on public and private sector projects.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Institute for Judaic Studies
The Institute for Judaic Studies collaborates with PSU to offer lectures and cultural events, including co-sponsorship of visiting scholars and writers and professors, to adults interesting in studying Judaic history and Judaism.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Early Head Start Family Center Our Community Partner: Early Head Start Family Center
The Early Head Start Family Center of Portland is a consortium of local service providers, clients, and other interested parties in the fields of social services, health, and education.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: The Wetlands Conservatory Our Community Partner: The Wetlands Conservatory
TWC works with local communities, land trusts, watershed councils, and state resource managers to build local stewardship and acquire lands. TWC and PSU's Geography Department have created a website to disseminate information about the state's important wetlands.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Self-enhancement, Inc. Our Community Partner: Self-enhancement, Inc.
Self-enhancement, Inc. provides program evaluation, research, and demonstration projects designed to improve services and outcomes for African-American children and families, specifically geared to reducing non-relative placements of children and recurrence of maltreatment.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Archaeological Institute of America Our Community Partner: Archaeological Institute of America
The Archaeological Institute of America works to bring professional archaeologists to PSU and to spread knowledge of archaeology to the Portland community.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Artists Repertory Theatre Our Community Partner: Artists Repertory Theatre
The Artists Repertory Theatre and the PSU School of Theatre & Film collaborate to bring Hungarian and American artists together to share cultural experiences.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Geographic Alliance Our Community Partner: Oregon Geographic Alliance
The Oregon Geographic Alliance provides professional development for geography teachers regarding course content and pedagogy methods.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Our Community Partner: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Students provide program support for medically-indigent, HIV-positive individuals, such as serving and delivering meals, planning day outtings, etc.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc.
Students participate in a Senior Capstone course designed to fulfill a request by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association to create a history of the Chinese culture in Oregon.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Our United Villages Our Community Partner: Our United Villages
OUV is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that every person can make a positive difference in their community. OUV invites everyone in a neighborhood to Neighborhood Conversations, where they provide facilitation, food, and necessary accommodations for 2 = hour-long discussions designed to encourage neighbors to share their hopes and ideas with each other.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: City of Gresham - Oregon Solutions Our Community Partner: City of Gresham - Oregon Solutions
This Oregon Solutions project involves the stakeholders of the Rockwood Triangle collaborating to create a strategic investment plan for the area.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: RoseHaven Our Community Partner: RoseHaven
Students designed, and implemented a training course on "job readiness" for homeless women who were interested in pursuing employment.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Food Bank Our Community Partner: Oregon Food Bank
Student interns conduct research in support of the Fresh Alliance program which seeks to recover perishable food from retailers as it reaches its expiration date.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: International SummerStays
The International SummerStays program links international students attending PSU to American culture and language experiences in the Portland Metropolitan Community.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: OR Physicians for Social Responsibility Our Community Partner: OR Physicians for Social Responsibility
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility provides students with the opportunity to perform community service with a non-profit organization focusing on peace and environment issues.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Hillsboro Police Department Our Community Partner: Hillsboro Police Department
This partnership connects computer forensic experts at PSU with law enforcement officials at the Hillsboro Police Department to assist with criminal investigations.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Friends of the Children Our Community Partner: Friends of the Children
Friends of the Children provides field instruction for an advanced Masters in Social Work student in community-based practice. Social work faculty and doctoral students serve on committees and taskforces, providing research and social service expertise.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Northwest Film Center Our Community Partner: Northwest Film Center
This partnership combines the practical filmmaking resources of the NWFC with PSU's academic expertise. Students can take classes at the NWFC for PSU credit, and vice versa. Students are able to concurrently register for individual classes, pursue a BA or BS in Film and/or a Minor in Film Studies in the School of Theatre & Film at PSU, and pursue a Certificate in Film Studies at NWFC.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Our Community Partner: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine serves as both the research site for a National Institute of Homeopathy grant and as a research site for students interested in homeopathic medicine.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Metro Regional Government Our Community Partner: Metro Regional Government
The goal of this project is to develop a PSU-housed collection of Metro's Global Imaging System data and planning documents for faculty and student research.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: PPS Courage to Teach Our Community Partner: PPS Courage to Teach
The Courage to Teach program offers a series of seasonal retreats for the personal and professional renewal of educators, particularly K-12 teachers.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: David Douglas School District Our Community Partner: David Douglas School District
PSU students involved with counseling and social work collaborate to provide services to at-risk students within the David Douglas School District.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Barnes Elementary School
PSU students serve as tutors/classroom aides in a bilingual Spanish/English dual immersion program. The partnership provides PSU students with a vehicle for using their language skills in a real-world setting while filling a critical need for Spanish-speaking volunteers.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: World Affairs Council of Oregon
The World Affairs Council facilitates information exchange with international visitors - scholars, historians, archeologists - on historic preservation, community involvement, civic pride, fundraising, operations and management.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Geneforum Our Community Partner: Geneforum
This partnership aims to promote public participation and dialogue on issues relating to ethical aspects of new genetic science.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: TriMet Our Community Partner: TriMet
The aim of this partnership is to analyze data collected by the TriMet Bus Dispatch System to improve transit planning, scheduling, and operations. The desired outcome of the research is to provide better (more reliable) service to passengers in a more cost effective manner.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Franklin High School Our Community Partner: Franklin High School
This partnership between Portland Public Schools and PSU uses choral music to share literature, concerts, and expose high school students to a collegiate music experience while enhancing their music program at Franklin High School.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Child Welfare Partnership Our Community Partner: Child Welfare Partnership
A partnership between PSU and the Oregon Department of Human Services designed to integrate child welfare research, training and graduate education into a unified, coordinated effort to enhance services for families and children.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Leaders Roundtable
Students in Applied Linguistics teach English as a Second Language (ESL) evening classes for adult refugees and immigrants in local public schools. PSU students get teaching practice under supervision; adult ESL students get free classes in survival English.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: PSU - Urban Studies and Public Health Our Community Partner: PSU - Urban Studies and Public Health
Deteriorating physical features of urban environments can negatively impact public health. Students in Urban Planning and Public Health conduct research to determine relationships between poor living conditions and physcial/mental health.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Department of Community Justice Our Community Partner: Department of Community Justice
Criminal Justice students proivde evaluation services for the Department of Community Justice's Cultural Competency Plan.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Friends of Chamber Music Our Community Partner: Friends of Chamber Music
This partnership allows PSU to host some of the finest chamber ensembles in the world on campus and provides master classes with these ensembles for PSU students.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Lent School Our Community Partner: Lent School
PSU students explore literary themes with students using creative media such as art, music, sign language, and poetry.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: p:ear Our Community Partner: p:ear
Students in the Strategic Management for Non-profits University Studies Capstone course assist with the sustainability and growth needs of p:ear, an organization which uses education, art, and recreation to address homeless youth needs.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Wolftree, Inc. Our Community Partner: Wolftree, Inc.
Wolftree and PSU Capstone students attempt to improve science literacy in the schools, with a focus on schools in low-income communities and schools with large populations of at-risk students.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Northwest Technology Ventures Our Community Partner: Northwest Technology Ventures
This partnership involves Masters in Business Administration students attempting analyzing new technologies under development at Providence Hospital. The outcomes are student reports on the main applications of this new technology.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Environmental Justice Action Group Our Community Partner: Environmental Justice Action Group
PSU students participate in a variety of Senior Capstone courses and research projects designed to enhance the air quality in the Portland Metropolitan region.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon RAINS Our Community Partner: Oregon RAINS
RAINS is a non-profit, private/public partnership formed to accelerate the development and deployment of technology for homeland security. PSU students perform research and development on a network infrastructure designed to allow first-responders to communicate securely about emergency situations.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: KBOO Community Radio Our Community Partner: KBOO Community Radio
KBOO allows students to gain firsthand experience putting music and activism together in the Portland area by exploring alternative routes to political activism and community involvement.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington Our Community Partner: Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
Young Audiences (YA)works to bring artists into the Graduate Teacher Education Program at PSU and emphasizes the use of the arts as a tool for reflective thought and other teaching practices.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Challenge Program Our Community Partner: Challenge Program
The Challenge Program is an opportunity for high school seniors to take college courses and earn college credit while still in high school.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Mathematics & Science Achievement Our Community Partner: Oregon Mathematics & Science Achievement
MESA serves as a practicum site for students pursuing teaching degrees in science-related fields, emphasizing the updating of science curriculum in Oregon high schools.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Pacific University Our Community Partner: Pacific University
The Pacific University School of Professional Psychology serves as a practica site for students from Pacific University and Portland State University specializing in psychotherapy and psychological assessmsent.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Johnson Creek Watershed Council Our Community Partner: Johnson Creek Watershed Council
PSU students and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council work together to set up a snapshot monitoring event designed to empower individual landowners to learn about the health of Johnson Creek on their property, meeting the goals of the watershed council in the areas of protection, conservation, and restoration of the watershed.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: American Heart Association Stroke Camp Our Community Partner: American Heart Association Stroke Camp
PSU provides faculty and students who assisst with the organization and administration of Stroke Camp. Stroke Camp provides outreach assistance to the American Heart Association, such as annual financial gifts, public relations assistance and other administrative support.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Know Ivy League of Forest Park Our Community Partner: Know Ivy League of Forest Park
Students survey and obtain data in three locations with different degrees of urbanization in Forest Park. All of the information collected will help in understanding the relationship between ivy and native plants with regard to human impacts/urbanization.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: US Fish and Wildlife Service Our Community Partner: US Fish and Wildlife Service
This partnership involves the cooperation of the USFWS, the Chinook Tribe and Portland State University and is aimed at archaeological and environmental research, public education and student training.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center Our Community Partner: Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Portland State students conduct research designed to develop drugs that are effective against multi-drug resistant strains of malaria.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Native American Rehabilitation Assoc.
PSU students participating in the Psychology and Native American Studies programs conduct research with the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) that is designed to increase understanding of the mental health needs of the American Indian/Alaskan Native population.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Harambee Centre
The Harambee Centre connects the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa. The mission of the Harambee Centre is to pull people together for the good of the global community.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Lutheran Community Services Northwest
The annual Russian Youth Conference is used to encourage high school students to attend Portland State University and take Russian classes for Heritage learners and preserve their language and culture. Participants in the course are able to apply their Russian skills in a community setting.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Northwest Access Exchange Our Community Partner: Northwest Access Exchange
The Northwest Access Exchange, a regional Internet exchange, connects service providers, businesses, and communities throughout the Northwest to improve access, save money and enable the region to attain critical mass on the Internet.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Multnomah County Health Department
Poder es Salud/Power for Health is a collaborative research project designed to increase the capacity of members of the African-American and Latino communities to identify health issues and address health promotion and disease and injury prevention.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Portland State University Stroke Camp Our Community Partner: Portland State University Stroke Camp
Students write grant proposals to solicit funding for programmatic support as part of the Grantwriting for Non-profits course curriculum under the Institute for Non-profit Management.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Portland Police Bureau Our Community Partner: Portland Police Bureau
Students assist the Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Unit in developing instruments for screening domestic violence cases for risk factors.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: King Elementary School Our Community Partner: King Elementary School
PSU Capstone students work in King Elementary classrooms or as one-on-one tutors to enhance the reading and math skills of at-risk students. The goal is to enable more students to reach state benchmarks and meet the guidelines of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Winners on Wheels of Oregon Our Community Partner: Winners on Wheels of Oregon
Students work with Winners on Wheels of Oregon in order to learn about the needs of people in wheelchairs and what life is like for both the children and their families. Students interact directly with children and also perform fundraising.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Bureau of Environmental Services Our Community Partner: Bureau of Environmental Services
The Community Watershed Stewardship Partnership utilizes PSU students in assisting neighborhoods and communities to develop voluntary watershed protection activities and programs.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Rosehaven Our Community Partner: Rosehaven
Rosehaven serves as a resource center for homeless women and children. The goal of the Rosehaven-PSU partnership is to increase student awareness of the variety of difficulties and issues surrounding the homeless population.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Glenfair Elementary School Our Community Partner: Glenfair Elementary School
Students participate in a Native Literacy program, enabling them to witness firsthand the challenges faced by schools with large populations of children for whom English is not the main language spoken.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Campfire USA, Mt. Hood Council Our Community Partner: Campfire USA, Mt. Hood Council
Campfire USA serves as a practicum site for students pursuing a degree in Child and Family Studies, allowing students to meet practicum objectives through working with teen parents.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Pacific University CPEP Our Community Partner: Pacific University CPEP
The Collaborative Professional Education Project provides interdisciplinary preparation of graduate students preparing for careers in early intervention, special education, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Portland Parks and Recreation Our Community Partner: Portland Parks and Recreation
Oaks Bottom Signage Project - Students studied the Oaks Bottom Refuge and created interpretive signs for the public's benefit on proper use and care of the sensitive wetland area.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Kenton Elementary School Our Community Partner: Kenton Elementary School
The Jazz Outreach Forum Senior Capstone - PSU Capstone students design and deliver an arts education curriculum that incorporates jazz to enhance student learning outcomes in mathematics and reading.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Center for Outcomes Research & Education Our Community Partner: Center for Outcomes Research & Education
CORE measures and assesses health care outcomes, quality and satisfaction through the application of research and systematic evaluation. CORE's current programmatic focus is on improving health care services, clinical informatics, and quality and satisfaction reporting.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: CareOregon Our Community Partner: CareOregon
CareOregon provides program evaluation for community-based health promotion programs and serves as an internship and research site for PSU students.
Community Partnership
Our Community Partner: Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center Our Community Partner: Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center
This partnership between the PSU Graduate School of Social Work, PSU Continuing Education, the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) and the State of Oregon Department of Human Services provides post-graduate education for mental health professionals regarding specialized theories and practices for treating adopted children.
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