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Community Transitional School

Mission

Community Transitional School is a pre-K through eighth-grade school dedicated to the educational needs of children from homeless families throughout Portland. CTS’s purpose is to provide these at-risk children with a stable educational environment that promotes their personal and academic growth.

Bottom Line for Portland 

CTS is as committed today as when the school began almost 28 years ago to providing homeless and poor children ages 4-14 with the opportunity for a quality education and vital sense of stability, which every child needs and deserves.

“When I found Community Transitional School I was 11, recently homeless, and didn't care about school. CTS was an oasis away from the hotels I moved between, a much needed source of stability, [and] schoolwork became an enjoyable distraction. My path to university and personal success was born at CTS.”  —Patrick Baird

 

How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 pays the delivery fee for breakfast and lunch for one homeless student for 33 school days, or purchases one or two book-group books for homeless students.  

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 pays the delivery fee for breakfast and lunch for one homeless student for 167 days of the 180-day school year, or purchases one or two new winter coats for hard-to-fit students.  

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