Mill Park Elementary School is proud to collaborate with many local community partners and organizations. For more information about any of our partnerships, please contact our school counselor, Mary Kelly. Thank you!
INSPIRE (In School Program for Immigrant and Refugee Education) Program Description: INSPIRE provides culturally specific academic advising, group activities and parent engagement to Latino, Slavic, Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and African Immigrant Youth. The program works with youth to support academic achievement and attendance through school day, after-school and in summer programing.
INSPIRE Program Coordinator
Fun fact: I like bubble tea
Mohamud Noor Ali
INSPIRE Youth and Family Advocate
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization & SUN
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of Oregon’s immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members. As a community-based organization, we empower children, youth, families and elders from around the world to build new lives and become self-sufficient by providing more than 200 culturally and linguistically specific social services.
Youth and Family Advocate
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Program: SFI-AFC (SF2020)
Fun facts About Me: I enjoy playing piano and listening to music, specifically country music. I am proud of myself when helping others. I love to be around comedians for they are inspiring in some ways and have an enthusiasm to connect with. I love toddlers for they are very innocent and with pure heart.
SUN Site Manager
Fun fact: I’ve worked for SUN for 5 years!
Metropolitan Family Service
A non profit that has provided a variety of programs over 60 years to help people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.
Economic Empowerment Program Coordinator (at Mill Park Elementary, Earl Boyles Elementary, David Douglas High School) – providing programs and services that support students and their families’ financial health and wellbeing.
Phone: 503-344-8003 (call or text)
Fun fact: I once painstakingly counted 1,361 licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Community Engagement Coordinator for the AARP Experience Corps program – a literacy tutoring program where older adults connect with students and help them become great readers with Metropolitan Family Service – a non profit that has provided a variety of programs over 60 years to help people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.
Phone: 503-290-9427 (call or text)
Languages: English, Slovene, Croatian
Fun fact: I got married on a beautiful castle overlooking lake Bled in Slovenia
Human Solutions – Learn Links
After school program that runs at the apartment complex of students with a focus on academic and social emotional learning. We help bridge the gap within the families and the schools by communicating with the schools on student academic needs which we then incorporate within our curriculum.
Learnlinks Program Coordinator
Fun fact: I rode a mule on the edge of the Grand Canyon