Helping families and children build skills for loving relationships and healthy lifestyles.

You can be the hero of this story

adyHere’s our latest email newsletter. It’s also our end-of-year fundraising appeal, so be prepared. Yes, we will ask for your help.

“Fine. But I’m not a dancer.”

Zumba ParkdaleEnjoy our latest newsletter story about how one of our staff members, Yesi Castro, traveled to the far reaches of her comfort zone to serve people in her community.

Parenting in the Gorge Guide

PITGGCover250x314With fun family activities, parenting classes, online resources, playgroups, library story hours, and more, this guide makes it easy for parents to find what their family needs. The Parenting in the Gorge Guide is also in Spanish.  The Guide is produced in a unique partnership with the Columbia Gorge Press and the Hood River News, for whom we are very grateful.

It ended with “The Van Dance”

Crew member pretending to be a bird in a messy nest to make us laugh.

Crew member pretending to be a bird in a messy nest to make us laugh.

We are so proud of how our youth employment crew helps the Forest Service

Photo Contest Winners Displayed

Winner--PalomaAyala-Small-640x427Eight great photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest. The winning photographers are Paloma Ayala, Lorri Epstein, Tiffany Hardin, Eliza Hernandez, Nate Parson, Gary Reed, Kirsten Taylor, and Tori Vaughn.

You can see all the winning photos on Facebook, or view them on display at The Dalles Library in August and Hood River Library in September.