We officially launched our Civic Scholars program at the State of the City with Mayor Charlie Hales. The goal of this initiative is to expand opportunities for high school students to more deeply engage in Portland’s civic issues, bringing civic education out of the classroom and into the community. Civic Scholars attend Friday Forums, have a private Q&A with our panelists, and sit with Civic Scholar Ambassadors—City Club members who are civically involved in our community.
This program is made possible by the generous support of Comcast Internet Essentials, The Collins Foundation, and the Multnomah Bar Foundation. And in partnership with The Classroom Law Project, SUN Community Schools, AmeriCorps VISTA, David Douglas, Jefferson, Madison, Parkrose, and Roosevelt High School. Click here for more information about the program, apply to be a Civic Scholar or Civic Ambassador
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Listen Watch - Anywhere Anytime
Our weekly programs are a great way to stay informed and up-to-date on issues facing Oregonians. If you miss a Friday Forum at the Sentinel Hotel, you can tune in and listen to Oregon Public Broadcasting every Friday at 7pm, or watch on Portland Community Media and YouTube. City Club members can log in to their accounts and livestream Friday Forums each week! Everyone can browse our Friday Forum library.