Recently I was asked to speak to a class about prison issues at Portland Youth Builders. This non-profit organization is committed to providing long term support for low income youth who have dropped out of high school.
Contact information: To become a student call 503/286-9350 – Ext 259, or to make a donation call (same number) 503/286-9350 – Ext 243.
A special thanks to the students and staff at PortlandYouth Builders for their hospitality and for doing what they do.
This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave talked with Wray Harris, president of Iraq Veterans Against the War (Oregon) about who is paying the real cost of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We've interviewed Roman, Eric, Jasmine, and Nayeli about their interest in photography and a bit about their lives and other activities as part of Focus on Youth. Focus on Youth is a 501 (c)(3) offering free photography classes and mentoring to students.at the Portland International Community School.
On tonight's show, Prison Pipeline welcomes back Gretchen Vala from Oregon CURE. Gretchen brings with her Meredith Wexler. Meredith is an Oregon CURE board of directors member and mother of a recently incarcerated son. She shared her personal story with us, discussed Measure 11 and how she has benefited from being a part of Oregon CURE.