Thanks to the hard work of CCPC’s staff, youth, and volunteers, we have several recent developments worth reporting. Herb Spiral Seating Area The area just west of the garden was transformed into this pleasant sitting space, with picnic tables surrounding an herb spiral. Freshman students from Corban University helped to put this area together, along with CCPC’s maintenance staff. It will provide a nice
This summer, students from Corban University’s CUEST program (Corban University Essential Skills Transition) have been volunteering in CCPC’s garden. This hard-working group, hailing from Papua, Indonesia, have spent many hours pulling weeds, landscaping, and preparing the garden area for use by CCPC youth. Subsequently, the garden has been bursting with new life in recent weeks. Squash, corn, and other produce items are growing in
Thanks to generous donations from the TJX Foundation and the Washington Federal Foundation, CCPC was recently able to purchase several computers for use by youth in our mentoring and proctor programs. These Surface Pro tablets (as seen above with two of our mentors) will receive plenty of use by CCPC youth as they do schoolwork and research, search for jobs, and have fun with their mentors.
This past Sunday, we at CCPC were the grateful recipients of Relevant Life Church’s Outflow Day. On this day, the church closed down its regular services for one Sunday and sent its members out into the community to serve Salem. The group of about 30 people who came to CCPC spent hours out in the sun (on an unseasonably warm day, no less) laying paths,
At CCPC, we are very grateful for the piece of land on which our headquarters are located. Along with offices and meeting spaces, the property is home to the Project 180 residential program, a rec room, and a community garden. It is important to us as an agency that we take good care of this property and make improvements to it when we have
On March 30th, due to the generosity of hundreds of individual donors, 1151 youth from the greater Portland area were able to attend the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns game. A number of CCPC youth (along with several staff and proctor parents) were among this group. For the past seven years, Blazer’s Edge, a widely read blog covering the Portland Trail Blazers, has solicited its readers
On April 12, CCPC will once again be participating in Sleep Country Foster Kids’ Pajama Bowl event. A team consisting of one CCPC staff member, one CCPC board member, and three CCPC youth will be having a good time and raising funds for foster kids. All funds raised by the Pajama Bowl go towards helping foster kids of all ages have access to the
This year CCPC is participating in Buy in the Mid Valley, a local fundraiser organized by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Buy in the Mid Valley cards cost $20, and can be used to obtain discounts at a number of Salem area restaurants and businesses. A significant portion of the revenue generated by the cards goes toward nonprofits such as CCPC. To purchase a
CCPC youth often lack access to activities and resources which many take for granted. However, through the generosity of Sleep Country Foster Kids, we are able to provide life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable. One of our mentors recently shared an encouraging account of a CCPC youth who, though the use of Sleep Country funds, has experienced the benefits of taking karate classes.