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Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting

CCPC’s Grounds and Property Manager, Kevin Solomon, is excitedly working to construct a new greenhouse on our campus. Paired with our therapeutic community garden, the greenhouse will allow CCPC youth to learn more about growing and harvesting different types of plants, and will give them opportunity to sell the fruits of their labor to the community. Future plans for the greenhouse include adding solar

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Shop & Donate

Today, March 16, if you shop at Amazon, please use this link. For every purchase you make, Amazon will donate 5% to the CCPC. While this program, known as Amazon Smile, is available all the time, for today only that’s 10x the regular donation amount! So shop away, and support the work we do with Oregon’s youth and families. UPDATE: Though the one-day promotion

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Pajama Bowl 2017

It’s time to start practicing your bowling skills – registration is now open for the 12th annual #PajamaBowl event! Save the date for April 2nd and sign up today at www.PajamaBowl.com. This event makes a big impact in the lives of the foster children we support at CCPC. By participating, you’ll help foster kids enjoy activities like joining a sports team, attending a school

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Saying Good Bye

One of the hardest things about working with foster youth is saying good bye. Here at CCPC, our staff and foster parents develop meaningful relationships with the youth we are privileged to serve. Recently, reflecting on the exit of a longtime CCPC client, CCPC Office Manager Christie Edwards wrote the following words. We hope that this gives you a window into the important work

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Project 180 Testimonial

Over 80% of youth who have been involved with CCPC’s Project 180 program have been able to avoid incarceration, though sometimes they make decisions which land them in juvenile hall for a time. However, even in these instances, the work that CCPC is doing is valuable and needed. Take this testimony from a former Project 180 client. Though he did not successfully complete the

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Kitchen Update

When CCPC opened up Project 180 two years ago, the on-campus kitchen was dedicated for exclusive use by that program. This left mentors without a place to teach life skills and healthy eating habits to youth in other programs. Recently, due in large part to generous donations, CCPC was able to remodel a break room into a fully functional kitchen. New cabinets and countertops were

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Grateful for Volunteers

For the second consecutive year, a group of volunteers from Salem’s Relevant Life Church came out on an unseasonably warm Sunday in June to volunteer at CCPC. (Click here to see a post about last year’s work.) This happy and hard-working group painted, cleaned, did grounds work, and made repairs. CCPC’s Executive Director, Debby Lute, had this to say about the group from Relevant

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Fundraiser Breakfast a Success

On May 14, 2016, CCPC held its Bridge the Gap Breakfast Fundraiser. On a rainy morning out at the Wine Studies Center on the Chemeketa Eola campus, over 125 people turned out to hear about the exciting work being done at CCPC. Attendees heard reports on all of CCPC’s programs, and were encouraged by the important work being done. CCPC’s Executive Director, Debby Lute,

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Bridge the Gap Breakfast

Many of us have heard the seemingly dire facts concerning youth in foster care–how they will be bounced around from home to home, how so many of them will age out of the system without a permanent family, and how the correctional system is filled with former foster youth. It can feel overwhelming, and although many of us would like to help out, we

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MLK Day of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 18, 2016, a crew of students from Corban University came out to CCPC to work in our community garden. Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Corban cancels classes so that students and staff can heed King’s call to serve others. For several years,

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