PASSION IMPACT INVITES HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS TO JOIN APRIL INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS ONLINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Stefan Peierls, Co-Founder, Executive Director
Passion Impact
5106 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland OR 97206
Local Phone: (503) 912-4241
www.passionimpact.org
stefan@passionimpact.org


APRIL 13, 2020 – Portland, OR – Passion Impact is excited to invite high school and college students to join their online Informational Interviews every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 4-5 PM. Passion Impact serves marginalized students in Portland Public Schools and is opening their tele-programming up to students across Portland. To join, students will need a computer or phone to sign up and to use Zoom. 

To date, Passion Impact’s Executive Director, Stefan Peierls has hosted each interview with Adrianna Davis, theHigh School Program Coordinator. Moving forward Kayla Phu, a Franklin High School Junior will be the leading interviewer.

Safety is paramount with Passion Impact, so each of their Zoom calls has a “Bouncer” to manage admittance, muting, and removal of any participant who does not abide by Passion Impact’s expectations. For students who have missed previous interviews, head over to Passion Impact’s Youtube channel to view their recordings.

“It’s my first time ever doing something like this. Getting to interview someone. I’ve always been the one being interviewed. So I’m excited for this!”

Kayla Phu, Informational Interviewer, Franklin High School Junior

April Informational Interview Lineup:

• April 1 – Equity and Inclusion Intern – Tamara Lash
• April 6 – English Technical Classroom Assistant call from Madrid, Spain – Nadia Rodela
• April 8 – Agriculture, Farming, Psychology, Nutrition – Catherine Nguyen
• April 13 – Software Engineer (Web Development) – Ben Scheiner & Ben Whitehead
• April 15 – Cultural Youth Services – Bryna Cortes & Ana Mendoza-Cruz
• April 20 – Engineering – Elaine Hung & Lindsay Higa
• April 22 – Law – Yahaira De Lara & Brian Falgiano
• April 27 – Tech, Mechanics, and Business – Dr. Kanika Agrawal
• April 29 – Healthcare/Hospital – Kim Izod & Dr. Marcos Villarreal

Meet the April Informational Interviewees

Register for the Informational Interviews

View previous Informational Interviews

ABOUT PASSION IMPACT

Passion Impact engages youth in a lifelong exploration of career development through volunteerism and education! Passion Impact believes in a world where students claim community engagement as a tool of connectivity, curiosity, growth, and joy. Passion Impact is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR, working closely with Franklin High School, Portland Community College, and the students that attend both.


For information: https://www.passionimpact.org or
Contact: stefan@passionimpact.org
Phone: (503) 912-4241

Kayla Phu, Franklin High School Junior, Informational Interview Facilitator

STUDENT LEADERS HOST THEIR SOCIAL JUSTICE POSTER ART VOLUNTEER EVENT AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Stefan Peierls, Co-Founder, Executive Director
Passion Impact
5106 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland OR 97206
Local Phone: (503) 912-4241
www.passionimpact.org
stefan@passionimpact.org


JANUARY 30, 2020- Portland, OR – Passion Impact is excited to announce that on January 30, 2020, students in the Volunteer Event Program hosted the Social Justice Poster Art event. 30 students and three nonprofits invested their time into artfully displaying on posters social justice issues about which they care deeply. Representatives from YWCA, Renew Oregon, and SMYRC engaged in discussion surrounding their educational pathways and how to volunteer with their organizations. 

The ability for students to understand and question the nonprofit representative’s educational and career pathways provided them with the basis to write a Career Related Learning Experience (CRLE). Students need two CRLEs to graduate high school in Portland Public Schools and Passion Impact believes that engaging more intentionally with professionals helps build better relationships and connections to future careers for the students. 

After the event finished, the Franklin High School SUN team posted all of the artwork at the front of the cafeteria to promote unity throughout the student body. 

“It was so wonderful to see the youth at Franklin Passion Impact put this event together. I really appreciated being involved and having the opportunity to not only inform students about my organization, but also learn about them and have fun doing it. I appreciated the balance of direct service orgs and advocacy orgs. Thank you for having me!”

Madison Daily Hathaway, Renew Oregon Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator

 It was an amazing opportunity to get in touch with social activism groups and get different points of views on global warming, gender rights, and other such. Painting my poster was a different and unique experience that I enjoyed on a creative level.”

Maelyn Nguyen, Franklin High School Junior

This was my very first event that I helped organize. I had a lot of fun planning it and I was glad to see that so many non-profits showed up. I was also surprised to see that most of the people who signed up, actually showed up. We did run into some problems during the event, running out of paper plates for people to put their paint on, and not having the elevator pass after the event was over to take the baskets down the stairs. But all in all, the event was a success and we can learn off of those little problems we ran into.”

Helen Nikitin, Passion Impact Leader, Franklin High School Junior

View more pictures from the volunteer event.

ABOUT PASSION IMPACT

Passion Impact engages youth in a lifelong exploration of career development through volunteerism and education! Passion Impact believes in a world where students claim community engagement as a tool of connectivity, curiosity, growth, and joy. Passion Impact is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR, working closely with Franklin High School, Portland Community College, and the students that attend both.


For information: https://www.passionimpact.org or
Contact: stefan@passionimpact.org
Phone: (503) 912-4241