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Open School is an innovative education program for amazing kids who deserve something different than traditional school. We know that traditional education has been under-serving students of color for generations. We give them what they need to graduate and achieve their life goals: equity, advocacy, and academics. 

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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, […]

“Open will not abandon our kids” – Cristin Carter, parent of OSE graduate shares her experience

Christin Carter, parent of a OSE 2021 graduate, spoke at the 2021 graduation ceremony about her gratitude to Open School staff for supporting her son, Kejon. Watch her speech or read her powerful words below…    [Open School is] doing what nobody else believed was possible. Our graduates are here […]

“Where I Come From, Where I’m Going” by Nevaeh

I used to live in a rural area. I went to a small school. It was a big culture shock to relocate to Portland. At the time, my family was experiencing homelessness. We were living in a car. I was never in one school for more than a few weeks […]

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