Our 50th Anniversary Campaign
Launches Today!

Throughout our 50-year history, Open School’s true gift to Portland has been nurturing citizens who see the greatness in each other, and value community before self. This set of values impacts everyone who spends time with our programs - both students and staff. We are so proud of our many Open School community members who put these values into action through work in education, entrepreneurship, equity leadership, and in so many other ways.

Simply stated, Open School fosters growth in individuals who make Portland a safer, more identity-affirming place to live, work, and heal. Help ensure that Open School continues this important work. Support our students, support our staff, support Portland. Click here to make a gift today!

Keep Up With The Movement

Nawwal Shares Her Experience Of Open School East

By Nawwal Moustafa, She/Her, Principal of Open School East I first became principal of Open School East this July after three years in other roles. I came to the organization in an enrollment role, but after six weeks I was tapped to become the director of our middle school at […]

Alex’s Story

By Alex Paul, He/Him, Open School East 2022 Graduate I was picked on the entire time I was in middle school. It got so bad that I skipped class to avoid the bullying and changed buses to get away from students who would jump me and throw books at me. […]

2021 Year End Letter from Our Executive Director

To Our Community, Partners and Supporters, The entire Team and Board of Directors would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your donations and in-kind support over this past year! We hope this message finds you all safe, warm, and protected amongst those you love most.  Because of your generosity, […]

Our Partners