To our Black colleagues, students, and families: You matter. Your lives matter. Your trauma and anger matter. Your voices, your stories, and your dreams matter. We mourn with you, we stand with you, and we are committed to doing the collective work of fighting racism in all places and in all forms. Our Pledge

Catherine Malinis

Catherine has worked as an activist, facilitator, diversity trainer and program director with a wide range of groups. She is currently a master’s candidate in interdisciplinary studies (organizational communication and inter-cultural communication) with an emphasis on developing mixed culture organizations. Previously, she was a program director at Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest and a 21st Century Community Learning Center site manager in North Clackamas.

“I am passionate in providing all young people with opportunities to bring their much-needed intelligence, creativity and voice to a fragmented world challenged by bigotry and cynicism.“

Advisor – Youth Development


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7 Ways to Develop an Online Community with English Learner Students


June 9th, 2020

Learn strategies for developing an online community with EL students, such as leveraging their digital skills, creating buddy systems, holding breakfast meetings, and checking in with families.