OregonASK is a collaboration of public and private organizations and community members which seek to address common issues and concerns across all out-of-school time services – child care, recreation, education and youth development.
and want to hear your story!
Every month, we visit and interview an afterschool program around our state, and then feature their story in our "Faces & Places" article in our newsletter, the AfterZone. There are some incredible things happening in communities all over Oregon and we've enjoyed the opportunity not only to learn about them ourselves, but also to share their stories with you.
As 2013 draws to a close - we're looking for more stories - and would love to tell yours. Email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'd like to be featured in next year's Faces & Places articles.
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Many thanks to Karen Peterson, Brenda Britsch, and Nimisha Ghosh Roy from National Girls Collaborative Project for visiting Salem on November 8th to facilitate the first informational meeting of the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project. We hosted nearly 50 participants from organizations all across Oregon, including schools, afterschool providers, government agencies and businesses, who are interested in expanding STEM opportunities for girls in Oregon. The NGCP gave a brief history and overview of the project, and shared available resources while starting the conversation about the work that lay ahead for the Oregon Collaborative.
Some of our Leadership Team’s "next steps" will be to evaluate the state, reach out to expand the Program Directory, disseminate directory and best practice information, and recruit members for a Champions Board. Future Collaborative activities will also include administering mini-grants, hosting collaborative and professional development forums, providing evaluation for programs, and holding conferences to promote best practices for girl-serving STEM organizations. We look forward to connecting with you as we leverage resources to serve more programs and girls throughout the state.
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