Metropolitan Family Service creates opportunities that bridge generations and inspire all people to live their
best life. Many of our clients face cultural and economic barriers – such as inadequate education, health
issues, isolation, unemployment, and poverty.
We are dedicated to building stronger communities by providing
, connecting people with
, and offering
throughout the Portland/SW Washington region.
Metropolitan Family Service is partnering with the Oregon Food Bank, Multnomah County and the David Douglas
School District to open its 5th in-school food pantry for families of students and neighborhood residents in
. At the same time, the Grocery Outlet opened a new store in SE Portland. As part of their Grand Opening, they
donated $1,000 dollars in food to our new food pantry to get it up an running.
Timbers Player, Jose Valencia, came out to play soccer with the students at our SUN Community School at Davis
Elementary on February 26
. Jose, who is from Colombia, fielded questions in Spanish and provided answers through a translator. The event was
coordinated through our our partnership with AC Portland, a group that supplies the tools to empower students to lead
healthy lives, succeed academically, and inspire positive community engagement.
Willamette View seniors explore coral reef with students.
The best thing about the intergenerational art program, featuring the collaboration between senior residents at
Willamette View retirement community and students from our CAFE Metropolitan Family Service Community School at Oak
Grove Elementary is watching relationships develop.
Metropolitan Family Service Celebrates Diversity and Civil Rights
Metropolitan Family Service honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration and cultural event for
staff, supporters and partners on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Entertainment at the event was provided by the Ockley
Green Middle School Choir.
A day to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr
. At Metropolitan Family Service we believe in justice. It is exemplified in the work we do and in our daily
interactions with each other. It motivates us to continually improve our programs and to treat all people with
respect and dignity.
Metropolitan Family Service's Diversity Action Team is organizing a staff event to reinforce our common values as
we celebrate Martin Luther King Day.
Holiday Cheer for Those in Need.
At this year's event, over 50 volunteers sorted and wrapped gifts to fill hundreds of gift bags. Through the end
of the year, volunteers will visit 235 older adults and people with disabilities to deliver the gift bags and
Giving thanks for a backpack and the drive to fill it.
Metropolitan Family Service, which operates the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods programs in midcounty schools, runs
backpack programs in many of the schools, and is now starting its
fifth in-school food pantry, this one at David Douglas High School.
Adults 50 and older volunteer with AARP Experience Corps to mentor school children in need
. This is why Donna Jackson, a 74-year-old Fairview resident, comes back year after year to Hall Elementary
School in Gresham.
We're Working in Your Neighborhood
Metropolitan Family Service is building stronger communities by providing services, connecting people with
resources and offering volunteer opportunities at more than 100 school and community sites throughout the
greater Portland area
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