Introducing our New Vice President of Business Operations

Coming from a background where I received limited assistance from my family and school counselor, I navigated the process of researching, applying for universities, securing scholarships, and completing student loan applications on my own. My personal experience has fueled my commitment to OPEN’s mission, its’ dedication to enhancing students’ journeys, […]

A Letter from our President, Kimberlee Pierce Sheng

Dear Community Member, Education in America faces severe challenges. The imperative that all students access equal education isn’t merely a viewpoint; it’s enshrined in multiple civil rights laws, particularly those that prohibit discrimination in federally-funded educational programs. These legislations, spanning decades, underscore the principles of equality: Title VI of the […]

Change The Game Press Release

April 19, 2023 Renowned Portland Educational Non-Profit Brings Back Night of Fundraising in Pivotal Time for Students After three-year hiatus, event highlights include student stories and a lively game of team trivia PORTLAND, Ore. – Open School, an innovative education program serving youth who have been underserved and underestimated, has […]

Our annual event is back!

Our annual event is back! But to paraphrase the timeless words of LL Cool J, Don’t call it a comeback, we’ve been here for years… Literally! We’ve been here for more than 50 years! Whether you supported our virtual fundraising during the hardest times of social distancing, joined our community of […]

A Message From Kayamanan, Senior At Open School East

A Message From Kayamanan Senior at Open School East Pronouns: She/They   “I like to think of this school as my getaway from at-home problems.”    When we think about how a high schooler might feel about going to school each day, the idea of it being a getaway is […]

Back To School 2022-23

Back To School 2022-23 “What are you swinging away from? What are you swinging toward?” Incoming ninth graders hear these questions during our summer leadership camp ropes course, as they are pulled up by their peers until they are suspended high amongst the trees. Each student shouts answers when they […]

Welcome Back, Open School East Students and Families!

Welcome back, Open School East students and families! Please check out this flyer for important announcements regarding our 2022-2023 school year.

Year End Reflections

Year End Reflections As the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, let’s take a moment to reflect. For the past two and a half years, COVID-19 has impacted our community in a multitude of ways. Many of our students and staff have lost loved ones. Many of our students […]

Open School Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

Open School Celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 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 […]
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