Rock the Block 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Rock the Block this year! There were over 2,000 people in attendance with 60 booths featuring community-based programs and social services for the Rockwood area. This year’s theme, Superheroes of S.T.E.A.M., brought out the Superheroes of the community, including Multnomah County Commissioner’s Wonder Woman, Lori Stegmann! […]

Announcing the Development of a New Pre-Apprenticeship Program

POIC+RAHS is pleased to announce the development of a pre-apprenticeship program in collaboration with the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon (NAMC). This partnership will work with local business and community members to build a pathway for POIC trainees to prepare for and succeed in the trades. The program, open to all youth and young adults but with recruitment emphasis […]

Work Connections Breakfast Success!

Thank you for making the 9th annual Work Connections Breakfast our most successful yet! Together, we raised over $56,000 to help connect young adults with job training and employment opportunities, including funding for paid internships, work clothing and tools, training, transportation, and career exploration activities. Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Work Connections Breakfast, happening on April 5, […]

OIC of America to Commemorate 50th Anniversary

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC), a leading provider of alternative education, family outreach, mentoring, job skill training, workforce development and placement services, is pleased to be participating at the OIC 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, June 12-15, 2014. The conference theme, “The Man, the Mission, the Movement,” is a culmination […]

Beaches Summer Cruise-In Charity Spotlight: RAHS

Come join us this upcoming Wednesday evening as we say thank you to Beaches Restaurant and Bar for choosing RAHS as their charity spotlight at their Beaches Cruise-In event! Every summer, for the past 20 years, Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver, WA, puts on Beaches Cruise-In at the Portland International Raceway. The summertime Cruise-In not only happens […]

Meet Kory Mentorship Benefits

Meet Kory, a young man benefiting from mentorship. Written by Randall Wyatt, POIC Professional Mentor One of the strongest relationships I’ve had the pleasure of building has been with ‘Kory,’ a kid who has seen many ups and downs, but has been making steady progress since I was introduced to him six months ago. He participates […]

RAHS Benefit Gala

Please join us for our Annual Benefit Dinner to aid at-risk students. Nike/Tiger Woods Center One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, Oregon 97005Drinks & Appetizers at 6:00pm Dinner to Follow Business & Cocktail Attire Individual Tickets $275 each  Honor Roll Sponsor/Table of 8 $2,500 Purchase your tickets/table today to attend the annual benefit gala. Your attendance will help 700 youth of color and those […]