Supporting Families

Latino student at dinner


The Latinx Success Initiative is focused on aligned and integrated solutions to partnering with Latinx Families to ensure access to education, information, and resources. Projects within this work include:

Early Spanish Literacy: programs for Latinx children ages 3-10 that bring parents into schools to practice Spanish literacy with their children

College Readiness: programs that invite Latinx families into schools

Equity training and learning: bringing resources for training and learning to schools and youth-serving programs that address systemic racism

Culture of Care: is focused on creating trauma-informed schools through training and professional learning communities of administrators, teachers and staff. Additionally, this work increases mental health capacity in schools across the region.

LGBTQ+ School Success: The vision for this burgeoning initiative is threefold:

  • Central Oregon Schools are intersectional settings where youth can be their authentic selves.
  • Central Oregon schools are places where LGBTQ students are safe and seen and have equal opportunity and protection.
  • Central Oregon is a place where LGBTQ youth want to stick around