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Announcements

Upcoming Service Day May 6th 10am-4pm

On Saturday May 6th, Mentors and students from PeaceJam NW will be getting their hands dirty at Food for Lane County's Youth Farm from 10am- 4pm.  If you're in Lane County and have a few hours to spare to work on the farm, growing food to help feed those in need, email northwest@peacejam.org and let us know you're coming.  There will be two shifts from 10-1 and 1-4.  Choose one, or work both.  We hope to see you there.

PJNW Club at Ridgeline Montessori Up for a Project Award

Middle school teacher and PeaceJam NW Adviser Jon Labrousse, of Ridgeline Montessori School in Eugene, is up for a PeaceJam project award!  It's down to 3 contenders and the winner gets two plane tickets to attend an International PeaceJam conference. Of the three finalists, whoever can get the most Acts of Peace logged in their name will win. Our region can help him by:

  1. committing an act of peace or kindness in your school or community,
  2. logging the act HERE
  3. referencing "Eugene" when you give your act a name (ex., "helped help feed the hungry- Eugene")

Even if you held an act recently, for Earth Day, or in the past couple weeks, you can still log the act to help Jon win the challenge.  Log it soon, though, the deadline for counting Acts of Peace is this Friday, April 28th.

 

 See what our PeaceJam Conference is all about:

 

 

 

Internship and Volunteer Positions:

WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO YOUTH POSITIONS ON OUR PLANNING TEAM FOR NEXT YEAR. If you are 14-18 years old and can commit to weekly afterschool meetings in the Eugene area from September-March, send a resume and a short letter explaining your interest to northwest@peacejam.org by June 1st.

UO students and other adults: If you are near Eugene, Oregon, interested in volunteering and looking for an amazing cause and a great group of people to volunteer with, consider helping out on our Leadership Team.  Email northwest@peacejam.org to express interest. 

 

Launch of PeaceJam Coaches Program:

With the inception of the UO PeaceJam Student Organization this Fall, more and new University of Oregon students will be studying PeaceJam's service learning model, curriculum and Laureates, designing their own social change service projects, and getting certified to provide aid with PeaceJam programs in area schools.  If you are a teacher or adviser of a PeaceJam club in Lane County, and would like to request a skilled UO student to hold an info-session, contact us at northwest@peacejam.org.

 

 

 

Who We Are

PeaceJam Northwest exists as a collaboration between the University of Oregon, which acts as our host and sponsoring University, and the LEARN Foundation, our local fiscal sponsor through which we offer K-12 programming and professional development.

At the University, we work in collaboration with:

  • the Division of Student Life
  • Global Justice Program/ Savage Endowment
  • the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement
  • the Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • the Division of Equity and Inclusion
  • the UO PeaceJam Student Group

In addition, we contract with schools and districts throughout the Pacific Northwest to provide curriculum and professional development in PeaceJam's award-winning service-learning program.

Members

Academy of Arts and Academics

Eugene School District 4J

Linus Pauling Middle School, Corvallis

Portland Community College

Ridgeline Montessouri School, Eugene

Seven Oaks Middle School, Lebanon

Springfield High School

Contact

Northwest Regional Coordinator,

Darren Reiley

northwest@peacejam.org

 

 

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