Community Action Newsletter
May 2016

Community Action
A Message from the Executive  Director, Renée Bruce
 
April marked my sixth month on the job as Community Action's Executive Director, and it has been an amazing experience.  You should kno w that I love Community Action, and this role has truly reinfo rced that feeling.  I am grateful for the tremendous support from our generous donors at last month's Community Spirit Gala.  I am also grateful for the incredible Community Action staff - people like Liz Ebert - who courageously shared her personal story of change at the Gala, and inspired over 300 guests to give big.  If you haven't seen Liz's story yet, then I strongly encourage you to do so!
Program Highlight: Health Careers Northwest
Community Action has a new and exciting program called Health Careers Northwest , and we are recruiting participants now.  If you have a friend or relative interested in a health career, and they receive TANF or SNAP benefits, let them know!   Attend an info session at one of our sites or visit www.healthcareersnw.org  to learn more.

Info Sessions happening at Community Action soon:

Tuesday 05/31/16 1:00pm-2:30pm

For more information, call career coach Melissa Baca at 971-223-6030 or mbaca@caowash.org.
Community Spirit Gala Raises $201,000!
Executive Director Renée Bruce (L) and Board Chair Richard Odell (R) present Premier Community Bank CCO Fred Johnson with the Community Spirit Award
 
Supporters from across Washington County and beyond came together on April 28 to make a difference in the lives of families in need, raising over $201,000!  A very special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Tuality Healthcare, for their wonderful support.


Head Start Policy Council

Thank you and congratulations to all of the parents who served on the Head Start Policy Council this year! Parents were recognized for their service at the Policy Council meeting earlier this month. Made up of an elected group of Head Start and Early Head Start parents, the Policy Council plays an important role in Community Action, sharing the responsibility of program governance with the Board of Directors and Community Action staff.

We are already enrolling children for next year.   To learn more or apply click here!
Donor Spotlight: New Seasons Market Hunger Match

New Seasons Market at Orenco Station has been a committed  supporter of Community Action for 6 years!  Customers can add a donation to Community Action with every purchase, which goes directly to support the operation of our Hillsboro Family Shelter.

On June 11 - 12 New Seasons at Orenco Station will match all donations made to Community Action up to $1,000 as part of its Hunger Match campaign.  Be sure to come by, make a gift, and support Washington County families in need!  
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