Supporting Non-Profits: Camp Fire Columbia

Instructor Name: 
Carrie Cohen
Course Description: 

This winter 2015 “Supporting Non-Profits” will partner with Camp Fire Columbia, a community based non-profit that works to empower children and young adults by helping them develop academic, social and life skills, and by facilitating youth involvement in the community.   

Students will assist Camp Fire in evaluating youth programs by working with site teams and assessing opportunities and strategies used to help students develop leadership, social and academic skills.  We will also look at broader issues such as the relationships between academic success/ educational opportunities and socioeconomic status, geographic location and other factors.

Students will be carrying out a total of 3-4 on-site observations during them term. During observation weeks, the Capstone class itself will only meet one day a week.

Program Schools are located in: Outer SE, SE, and N Portland neighborhoods, and additionally in West Linn. Students will need to be able to commute to observation sites on their own or in teams.

Please contact Carrie Cohen directly with any questions.  Thank you!

ccohen@pdx.edu