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School’s in session!

August 30th, 2012

Next Wednesday, September 5, marks the first day of school for many Central Oregon children.

This also means more children will be visiting Deschutes Children’s Foundation to begin early education programs like Head Start and Rising Stars Preschool.

Another partner, Family Access Network, will be going into high gear making sure our most vulnerable children and their families have all the tools they need to succeed in school this year.

What are you doing to get ready for the school year? We’d love to hear your stories.

The future of our community

Great Office Space Available on Bend’s West Side

August 6th, 2012

An 860 square foot office space is available at the Rosie Bareis Community Campus in Bend. The office space contains two offices and a general reception area.

Office Space at Rosie Bareis Campus

The cost for the space is approximately $592.25/month ($0.69/square foot) and includes power, water, garbage and recycling, common use areas including conference room. Tenant is responsible for phone and internet service. Copy machine is available on-site with a $0.05 per page cost.

Qualified occupants will be evaluated for, at the minimum, the following criteria:
· Mission of program
· Potential for collaboration with other campus programs
· Funding sources and stability of program
· Mix of direct/support services
· Numbers served compatible with campus physical makeup

The office space is located alongside Healthy Beginnings, Central Oregon Mediation and Central Oregon Legal Aid. Other campus programs include KIDS Center, Saving Grace, Money Management International, Rimrock Trails, Women’s Resource Center of Central Oregon, Deschutes County Mental Health and Deschutes Children’s Foundation.

Recent evidence shows there are clear benefits to collaborative work spaces at nonprofit centers. To briefly sum up the findings, nonprofit centers “offer substantial advantages over traditional real estate models, yield increased effectiveness for resident organizations, and generate tangible positive impacts for consumers of these organizations’ services, surrounding communities and society at large.” You can read the full summary here.

For more information or to see the office space, contact Kim McNamer at 541-388-3101 or

Collaboration makes the community stronger