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Our Community Partner: Early Head Start Family Center
Our Community Partner: Early Head Start Family Center

Site Address:

911 N. Skidmore St.
Portland, OR 97217

Site Contact:

Bill Baney, Fatherhood Specialist
Phone: 503-236-9389
Email: bbaney@ehspdx.org

Faculty Contact:

Charles Smith, Consultant, Early Childhood Training Center
Phone: 503-725-5917
Email: smithch@pdx.edu

Project Description:

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. Our goals include resource sharing regarding services for fathers and men, community outreach regarding the needs of fathers and men and their importance in the lives of their children, shifting the paradigm so that community services are responsive to the needs of men and fathers, encouraging and supporting men in entering early childhood education, social work, health, and other service professions, and providing training for organizations to enhance their effectiveness in serving men and attracting/retaining men in non-traditional professions.

Type of Partnership: Community-based Learning Academic Course

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

Student Commitment: 10 students, 1 hour per week

Partnership Began: 2/2/2003

Partnership Ended: On-going