It’s Summer!

And PDX Summer School began our summer program!  This year, we are teaching 65 students in grades 1-5.  Here’s some news from our first day of classes. Read more about the organization here and here. Tweet

Successful summer!

PDX Summer School had a successful summer!  In our second summer of teaching, the organization grew from tutoring three students to 32!  There were four teacher teaching the students in groups of four.  Each teacher taught two one-hour sessions per day, Monday through Thursday….

Spring has Sprung

Well it is spring here in the Pacific Northwest. Which means there are rainy days that make you want to hide inside, but when the sun comes out it is cause for celebration! The last few weeks at the courthouse, I have had the…

PDX Summer School update

As you know, I’m on the Board of Directors for PDX Summer School. Last week we received our 501(c)(3) status. This news is really exciting for the organization. It means donations are tax-deductible. And it means we can apply for grants. For me, it…

PDX Summer School

One of the projects I have undertaken this year is PDX Summer School. My friend Tim is a teacher, and last summer he was talking about starting a non-profit organization to teach low-income English Language Learners (ELL) during the summer. He was teaching these…