Thanks to your support of the Annual All Class Reunion Picnic the Washington High School All Class Reunion has raised and contributed over $57,000 to the Community Transitional School located in NE Portland.
The Community Transitional School is a private school dedicated entirely to the needs of children whose families are homeless, in transition and experiencing chronic poverty-related crises. Our purpose is to provide them with a stable, supportive environment that promotes both their personal and academic growth. We combine character education with a curriculum that helps students succeed and develop their individual strengths.
Founded in 1990, the Community Transitional School serves about 200 children every year and is a registered private school and an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Regular days during the school year start at 8:30am and end at 3:10pm.
Students at the Community Transitional School range in age from 5 to 14 and come from families living in the city of Portland, Oregon, and parts of East Multnomah County. They live in homeless and domestic violence shelters, cheap motels, on the floor of a friend's home and even outside in their cars. Some are from families that are on the brink of losing their housing. Some have just recently managed to move into permanent housing. All are in situations where poverty and uncertainty are dominant forces.
This school met at Washington High School at one time. That is how our Alumni became aware of this school and decided to support.
Washington High Alums support has made several Oregon businesses aware which have also stepped up and provided funds for the school to build a permanent building which is at 6601 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR.
To learn more, see: www.transitionalschool.org