Staff from the Portland Schools Foundation and the City of Portland, Bureau of Housing and Community Development will provide a brief presentation and then facilitate a session to collect your feedback on goals and funding priorities for the Schools Family Housing Grants Program.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Central NE Neighbors, 4415 NE 87th Avenue
(Behind Firehouse at NE Sandy and NE 87th)
In 2007, the Portland City Council allocated $950,000 to the Portland Schools Foundation to establish the Schools Families Housing (SFH) Community Grant Program. This program is working with the two following goals: 1) balance student enrollment in our public schools; and 2) increase effective partnerships among schools and neighborhoods. Approximately $850,000 is available for grant making through 2008.
The Schools Families Housing Initiative (SFH) was sponsored by Commissioner Erik Sten in response to the challenges faced by public schools serving the City of Portland. SFH is designed to improve coordination and effectiveness of City resources to help balance school enrollment and develop vibrant, multi-functional schools that meet the needs of students.
RSVP: Space limited. First come first serve. Please RSVP to Sandra Lefrancois, Central NE Neighbors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-2780.