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MFS Youth Interns Make Podcasts at KBOO

Three of our MFS Youth Internship students just spent the last 8 weeks working at KBOO Community Radio. Labreia, Aysiah and Justin completed their internship by each creating a podcast of their own making. Take a listen to the amazing work of our MFS KBOO Crew here 🔊

Thanks to Erin & Celeste at KBOO for graciously agreeing to host our students from David Douglas High School & Floyd Light Middle School! And a big thank you to the support of our SF2020 partners for making this program possible!

Check out more photos of their experience here!


MFS EC Mentor in Gresham Outlook

The Gresham Outlook wrote a lovely feature about Peggy Armstrong, an MFS AARP Experience Corps mentor at Hall Elementary School!

“Peggy Armstrong, a 71 year-old retired fabric buyer, isn’t spending her golden years parked in front of the television. For the past decade, she’s spent about 10 hours per week at Hall Elementary School helping kids improve their reading skills.

“It’s satisfying. It’s enlightening,” Armstrong says.



Thu and Sam

Cooking Classes from MFS Hunger Relief Team

Last Thursday, MFS Hunger Relief programs held a Vietnamese cooking class at West Powellhurst, led by MFS Hunger Relief AmeriCorps member Thu Le, and two Vietnamese community members. They taught parents, students and volunteers how to make Vietnamese salad rolls and peanut sauce, sticky coconut rice, and a Vietnamese chicken and vegetable soup. 🥥🍲🍴

Each family took home a bag of healthy groceries and recipes! Thank you, Portland Children’s Levy for the support!

This is one of THIRTY healthy cooking workshops being held by the MFS Hunger Relief team at our SUN Schools!