POIC + RAHS
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center + Rosemary Anderson High School (POIC + RAHS) is committed to the success of at-risk youth and adults, providing the highest quality services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training, and placement.
Bottom Line for Portland
POIC + RAHS believes that when you treat the whole person, they can succeed. A successful campaign means we can respond to immediate barriers to success like providing transportation and childcare for job interviews, paying trainees to learn critical work skills, and working to deescalate and intervene to prevent more gun violence. And it means offering longer-term supports like culturally- and trauma-informed mental health services to those affected by gun violence. By reaching our funding goal, we can provide 100+ vulnerable Portlanders with access to mental health supports, food and basic needs, career coaching, and much more.
“POIC has impacted my life by showing me that there are other things to life than running the streets. They helped me live a normal life and I got role models that are actually there for me. I don’t feel like I am all alone any more.” POIC CHI program participant
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
POIC + RAHS is a minority-led nonprofit with more than 50% of Executive Leadership identifying as a person of color and over 65% of POIC + RAHS staff (up to 90% in some programs) identify as a person of color. The majority of those served identify as Black or African American. By hiring from the communities we serve, welcoming former students onto our board of directors, and checking in with participants and partners regularly, the voices of those we reach are included and amplified at every level of our organization.
Matching donations on all donations up to $10,000 from the Renaissance Foundation
“Give Card” raffle from Field Day for donors above $35 between December 10-12, 2021.
Free Taco from ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria for all donations over $25.
Buy One Get One (up to $15) coupon from Crisp Salads for all donations over $15.