POIC + RAHS Work Connections Breakfast

Networking with a Purpose

The annual Work Connections Breakfast helps at-risk students cultivate work connections and overcome barriers to employment faced by teens coming from homes in poverty. It promotes the opportunity for businesses to donate summer internships, job shadowing, business seminars, tours, job training events, or the funds to support these valuable life-training experiences.

We hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend but would like to support our program and participants, contact our Director of Employment & Training, Lanya McClintock, at 503.863.7494, or email her at

For more information on the 2018 Work Connections Breakfast, please check out our blog post from last year's breakfast here.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Portland, OR 97232

Become a Sponsor or Purchase a Ticket

For more information about the 2018 Work Connections Breakfast, please contact our Development Office at  503.797.7222, or contact Caryl Zenker, Director of Development, at

Rock the Block

Annual Block Party


Rock the Block is a family-oriented celebration that brings together organizations providing community members access to much needed, life-changing resources.

Rock the Block is Rockwood neighborhood's annual event hosted by social service organizations, government agencies, schools, citizens and private businesses. Last year, the event titled, "Superheroes of STEAM", focused on getting kids involved with  S.T.E.A.M. (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and helped community members access social service and web-based resources. Families participated in exciting activities, enjoyed free entertainment and meals and received free giveaways!

Stay tuned for 2018 registration information.


June  2018 - exact date TBA

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Rockwood Commons (formerly known as KNOVA Charter School)

740 SE 182nd Ave. Portland OR 97233

We Got Your Back!

Annual Community Backpack and School Supply Giveaway

“We Got Your Back!” is our annual community backpack and school supply giveaway, created to support children and families in East County. The event is open to all students in the K-12 East County community and aims to ease the financial burden of purchasing school supplies and preparing for the new school year.

Over the past four years, “We Got Your Back!” has given away over 6,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to underserved students and ensured a fresh start to their school year. Supporters of the event, Bank of America, The Boeing Company, and many additional members of the local business community, donate the backpacks, school supplies, and food, making this an extremely successful event year after year.

August, 2018 - exact date TBA

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rockwood Plaza/RAHS East

2208 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97223

4K 4Charity

Charity Run

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run in PDX, presented by AWS Elemental, is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment.

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run in PDX 2018 Beneficiary:

All proceeds from run registrations will be donated directly to Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school, and KairosPDX.

Last year the 4K 4Charity sponsors and participants raised over $32,000 to support RAHS and its students, and over the past 3 years, the fun run has raised over $140,000 for technology in RAHS classrooms.

October  2018 - exact date TBA


Naito Legacy Fountain


Annual Benefit Gala

Our annual benefit Gala to aid at-risk students. The RAHS Gala raises support to help over 700 youth of color, and those living in poverty, rewrite their life stories through educational and wrap-around services at Rosemary Anderson High School.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Drinks, appetizers, and silent auction begin at 6:00 pm.

Dinner to Follow

Pure Space

1315 NW Overton St, Portland, OR 97209

Sponsorship & Tickets