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PROJECT (Rosa Parks School and Community Campus at New Columbia)

The Rosa Parks School in Portland, Ore., was planned, designed, constructed and financed as part of a mixed-use, public-private partnership. It is nestled in New Columbia, Oregonís largest low-income housing revitalization area. The school serves grades K-5 and acts as the focal point for the Community Campus at New Columbia. There, services are offered that target literacy, nutrition and health, and early childhood, adult and senior development. After one year of enrollment at Rosa Parks School, studentsí test scores placed them among Oregonís top performing students.

Partners who assist in making these services and the public-private partnership possible include: Regence Boys & Girls Club, Portland Public Schools, Housing Authority of Portland, Parks & Recreation Community Center and The Corp of Discovery.

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