COVID-19 Risk Level for Multnomah County: High Risk

SUN Community Schools

At Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools the school community works with partners in the broader community to educate and support kids creating a collective impact.

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COVID-19 related information

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

About SUN Schools

SUN Community Schools are a collaboration between Multnomah County, Portland Parks & Recreation, and Centennial, Reynolds, Parkrose, David Douglas, Gresham-Barlow, and Portland Public School Districts. Portland Parks & Recreation operates 11 SUN School sites.

Vision: A community that effectively engages and supports all children and families so they are healthy, educated and prosperous.

Mission: Collaborate to create an efficient system of supports that provides equitable opportunities for every child and family to thrive.

Theory of Change: We will improve the wellbeing of our entire community by collaborating and integrating strategies and services that have been shown to improve educational and economic outcomes for people of color and those living in poverty

SUN School Program Goals

  • Improve student achievement, attendance, behavior, and other skills for healthy development and academic success.
  • Increase parent and family involvement.
  • Increase community and business involvement. Improve collaboration among school districts, government, community-based agencies.
  • Improve the use of public facilities and services.


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