September Greetings!
Hello All --

How is your week going? With fall clearly around the corner, these sunny days feel even more precious!

We did it again!! Our staff completed a survey and we submitted ourselves to make the Top 100 list put out by Oregon Business Magazine. This is the second year in a row we have applied and been listed. Being a great place to work and volunteer is something we take seriously. This affirmation feels great :)

Those awesome T-shirts will arrive this month :) In case you're still in a time-warp, here are fast-links for e-news from July and August.

Thanks again for all you do to support youth!
With Gratitude, from many --Hannah
Meet & Munch! "See you" Soon!
We're still committed to quarterly gatherings for networking, conversation, Q & A, program updates, and training. Do you know someone who is ready to learn more about our Ambassador or Volunteer programs? Invite them to join us next week!
Wednesday September 16
From 12 - 1PM on Zoom
Meeting ID: 880 9330 9383
Passcode: Ambassador

From 4-5PM on Zoom
Meeting ID: 858 4989 5708
Passcode: Ambassador
Next Steps Program Expansion
We're so grateful for a quick partnership with First Christian Church in Corvallis which is adding nine beds to our Next Steps housing and support program for 18-20 year-olds. This nearly doubles our current capacity!

“Often times youth moving into this program may feel that they are just surviving and it’s hard enough to transition into adult even in the best of times and with the best supports,” said Kevin Grant, Jackson Street’s Next Steps Manager. “So for those who have been homeless or are facing homelessness, it makes it more difficult. As they progress through the program and have the opportunity to advance their education, get a job, and start saving money, they can now think about their future. They often leave with thousands in saving for a deposit, first month’s rent, and items they need. Now they can really thrive.”
Volunteer Needs to Share with Others!
We're tickled to be able to still include Volunteers as a key part of our work, albeit with new Covid parameters and processes. If you or someone you know is ready to jump in more deeply to work that helps prevent and end youth homelessness, here are some amazing ways to do so...

1) Volunteer Mentors: Responsible and caring adults commit to spending at least four hours per month with their "mentee" Mentors and mentees are matched based on mutual interests and location; one year commitment.

2) Volunteer Academic Coaches: Ongoing education-based coaching provided to youth staying in the shelters. Format for upcoming year still being determined; volunteers with education experience preferred; 1+ school term commitment

3) Street Outreach Volunteers: Assist staff providing resources and supplies to youth on the street following stringent Covid procedures; 3+ month commitment

Bruce's contact info is at the bottom of this email!
Community Fundraisers & Drives

Our very own Ambassador Jacob Oliver is opening Common Fields -- a new restaurant and food cart pod in Corvallis! CONGRATULATIONS, JACOB!!

For now, his food cart, the famous Kalamata Bistro is open for lunch every weekday from 11am - 2pm.
$1 from every Schwarma still goes to Jackson Street!

This is the second year Staples is hosting us for a school supply drive! Drop off items at the Albany location or reach out to Elijah. This year's needs list is provided here.

98% of youth who spend 2+ weeks in Jackson Street's overnight shelters increase their grades by at least 1 letter.
Limited in-person contact means community fundraisers are very slow right now. If you have a creative idea, please reach out to Elijah!
Business Partners for Youth Initiative
We're so grateful to the many business who led the way this past fiscal year, and will continue to support vulnerable youth in our communities! We're sending lots of love to our past Business Partners For Youth, especially during this uncertain time. Thank you for caring & giving generously!
2021 Sponsorship packets are now available on our website. Reach out to Hannah with questions or to connect us with a business who might be interested in getting more involved. There is room for everyone!
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Becky Asebedo
Eric Aguinaga, Board Member
Jennifer Beaumont
Hannah Blicher
Tasha Brandon
Marlene Brown
Glen Burnett
Ellen Carlson
Kate Conolly, Board Member
Brandy Cordeiro
Robbie Cox
Allyson Dean
Sarah Devine
Linda Douglas
Larry Eby
Lynn Egli, Board Member
Roberta Egli
Peter Epp
Sandee Ferguson
Jan Filley
Catherine Fisher, Board Member
Kate Fountain
Ken Galardi
Sarah Grotelueschen, Board Member
Shanna Grimes
Gabe Gurule
Mica Habarad
Greg Hamann
Rita Hamann, Board Member
Heather Hayes
Faith Heidtman
Andrea Holmquist
Amy Johnson
Laura Kadelbach
Parnell Kelley
Graham Kislingbury
Darlene Kolb
Kevin Kryger
Dave Kullowatz
Gary Lasater, Board Member
Connie Lenderman
Ed Lenderman
Dina Lindquist
Kela Lynn, Board Member
Torri Lynn
Royce Markley, Board Member
Joy Massey
Dena Minato
Alicia Moselle
Karen Nibler
Jacob Oliver
Laura Palma
Sami Pulver
Don Rea, late honorary member
Joel Rea +
Cliff Roberson
Larry Roper
Bobby Samai
Jenny Scheele
Matt Shumski
Elizabeth Sonstegaard
Amy Spangler, Board Member
Tina Springer
Sarah Steen
Ed Sweet
Felicia Sweet
Carrie Thompson
Christine Webb
Bill Whitley
Jo Zimmer, Board Member

+ = joined within the past 60 days
working directly with youth
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Thane Ashcraft
Paul Catino
Whitman Craig
Sherrie Day
Josiah Deibele
Geoff Dunn
Mikayla Farr
Emrys Golden
Rebecca Golden
Amy Goodwin
Claire Halaka
John Havercroft
Seymour House
David Hubert
Kelly Kraemer
Graham Kislingbury
Rory Loveland
Jim Luebke
Emma Mandel
John Marchel
Jennifer Mattson
Joy Massey
Amy Mastraccio
Jennifer Mattson
Scott Newsham
Mark Nord
Deanna Perez
Will Putnam
Adrian Ramirez
Lynn Scott
Elias Rademacher
Jaxon Richards
Melissa Sales
Rebecca Simmons
Madeleine Smith
Dan Spindler
Rachelle Spindler
Marsha Swanson
Katy Trautman
John Tietjen
David Wills
Jacquelyn Ziegler
You help make it possible - thanks!
Our Team is here for you! Reach out with questions or to get involved!

Hannah Miller, Development Director
541-360-0867 (office)

Bruce Piercy, Volunteer Coordinator
541-360-0868 (office)

Elijah Stucki, Communications Coordinator
541-360-0862 (office)