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Keep Up With The Movement

December 3, 2019

Step Up Student Writes About Her Experience at Camp

Step Up – Franklin High School Student, My, wrote about her experience at Step Up camp in a recent school assignment. Her story captures what is so special and intentional about our 5-day leadership camp experience. Thank you to My for sharing her insight and experience! I didn’t have hope […]
November 1, 2019

Open School East Middle School Program Director Wins Skidmore Prize!

The Skidmore prize is awarded annually to 4 nonprofit leaders under 35 who are making a huge impact on their city. As Open School East Middle School Program Director, Nawwal works tirelessly to make sure every student is met with compassion and consistency. With her special blend of humor, vulnerability […]
October 21, 2019

Carrying the Movement Forward: Alexis Atwood

Portland State University recently spotlighted Alexis Atwood, who worked as Step Up – Roosevelt’s Lead Advocate, and is now pursuing graduate school. “Most students are lucky to receive one scholarship, but [Alexis Atwood] has earned four of them”, says PSU College of Education. This Fall, Alexis is entering PSU’s Secondary […]


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