Metropolitan Family Service is proud
to announce the launch of our new program:

Social Purpose Works 

Connecting Pro Bono Professionals with short-term,
high impact capacity projects for Portland’s nonprofits.


Social Purpose Works: Put Experience to Work!


  Innovative Programming

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service. Volunteerism is a key component of a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission’s promise. What’s unique about Social Purpose Works is the intentional focus on using professionally skilled volunteers (pro bono) to tackle capacity building projects for your organization!


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Kate Brown Visits RSG

Governor Kate Brown Visits MFS Ready, Set, Go!

We were recently honored to have Oregon Governor Kate Brown visit our early learning Ready, Set, Go! program at Bilquist Elementary. Many thanks to the North Clackamas School District and Superintendent Matt Utterback for hosting this visit! Ready, Set, Go! is a unique early childhood program that is showing strong results for children’s social-emotional learning and readiness for Kindergarten.
In addition to discussing the approach and outcomes of R,S,G, with staff from MFS and NCSD, Governor Brown reached out directly to families to get their impression of their experience, commenting afterwards: “These parents clearly love this program”.
MFS currently has four RSG sites in the Portland metro area and we plan to expand to 10 sites. For more info about Ready, Set, Go! visit our website!  Watch a watch a short KOIN 6 news segment on RSG!

Portland Children's Levy

Vote YES for Portland’s Children

Research shows that children from families who are not sure where their next meal may come from are more likely to have lower test scores and repeat a grade.

One of the funders of our Hunger Relief programs is Portland Children’s Levy, helping us expand access to healthy, nutritious food for students & their families.

Vote YES for Portland’s Children, and together we can continue to ensure a better future for our kids and our community.


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Corks + Forks

Join us for the fifth annual Corks + Forks tasting event! Featuring 30+ restaurants & wineries, benefiting 5 local nonprofits – including Metropolitan Family Service!

Corks + Forks is hosted by Classic Wines Auction. It will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Castaway Portland (1900 NW 18th Ave)

Get tickets today!


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!