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Our Community Partner: El Programa Hispano
Our Community Partner: El Programa Hispano

Site Address:

451 NW 1st Ave.
Gresham, OR 97030

Site Contact:

Nathan Teske, Coordinator
Phone: 503-669-8350

Faculty Contact:

Sandra Rosengrant, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
Phone: 503-725-3489
Email: rosengrants@pdx.edu

Project Description:

Since 1982, Catholic Charities' El Programa Hispano has been providing 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. El Programa Hispano's mission is threefold: to increase self-sufficiency within the Latino community, to empower individuals to achieve a better quality of life and to promote mutual understanding and respect among cultures. PSU students use Spanish skills to assist recent immigrants with a variety of social services.

Project Website: http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/services/hispano.asp

Type of Partnership: Community-based Learning Academic Course

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

Student Commitment: 4 students, 4 hours per week

Partnership Began: 9/14/2003

Partnership Ended: On-going