Heart of Oregon Corps | Downtown | Charity | Community & Lifestyle
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Since 2000, Heart of Oregon Corps has been striving to provide long-term support to Central Oregon’s opportunity youth, ages 16-24, who face significant barriers to success. These barriers include, but are not limited to, poverty, lack of parental guidance, homelessness, dropping out of high school, court involvement, and learning or physical disabilities.
We are inspiring and empowering positive change in over 250 young lives per year through job skills training, education, and stewardship. Through the WORK, EARN, LEARN model of our 6 programs, we strive to create pathways out of poverty for youth and encourage their self-sufficiency.
Youth in our programs WORK on public lands conservation projects, reduce fire fuels in neighborhoods, build affordable housing, and run a thrift store, gaining the skills and readiness they need to succeed; EARN money and scholarships for their hard work and build their independence; LEARN while gaining high school credits, preparing for the GED, or taking their first college class.


Volunteer – Share your job expertise with our youth, participate in mock-interviews, join our crew on a project, and much more.
Mentor – Impact a young person’s life by being the person you needed when you were younger.
$25 will pay for a college application fee
$50 will buy a hard hat, gloves, and glasses to keep youth safe on job sites
$100 will provide food and a recreation activity for a program “graduation” celebration when youth celebrate their accomplishments
$150 will buy a GED test
$500 will buy a chainsaw for environmental conservation projects


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