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Our Community Partner: Barnes Elementary School
Our Community Partner: Barnes Elementary School

Site Address:

13730 SW Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97005

Site Contact:

Sue Braithwaite, Principal
Phone: 503-672-3500
Email: sue_braithwaite@beavton.k12.or.us

Faculty Contact:

DeLys Ostlund, Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages
Phone: 503-725-3522
Email: ostlundd@pdx.edu

Project Description:

PSU students serve as tutors/classroom aides in a bilingual Spanish/English dual immersion program assisting with work in Spanish. The partnership provides PSU students with a much-needed vehicle for using their language skills in a real-world setting while at the same time serving a critical need for Spanish-speaking volunteers in the bilingual program at Barnes. The goals of the partnership include providing PSU students a meaningful discipline-specific community engagement, and providing the children at Barnes with positive role models, thus increasing the likelihood they will attend college.

Type of Partnership: Community-based Learning Academic Course

Partnership Frequency: On-going, multi-year, multi-term partnership

Student Commitment: 15 students, 5 hours per week

Partnership Began: 9/25/1997

Partnership Ended: On-going