Community Partners

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

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. 

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Nhu Hoang

INSPIRE Program Coordinator   
Email: nhuh@irco.org 
Phone: 971-533-9397 
Languages: Vietnamese
Fun fact: I like bubble tea  

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Mohamud Noor Ali

INSPIRE Youth and Family Advocate
Email: mohamudn@irco.org
Phone: 503-998-7570 
Languages: Somali

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.

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Nang Piang

Youth and Family Advocate
Email: nangp@irco.org
Phone: 503-740-0582
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. 

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Rosa Nario

SUN Site Manager
Email: rosa_nario@partner.ddsd40.org
Phone: 971-340-6221
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.

Rogan Motis

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. 
Email: roganm@mfs.email
Phone: 503-344-8003 (call or text)
Fun fact: I once painstakingly counted 1,361 licks to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Maruska Lynch

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.
Email: maruskal@mfs.email
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.

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Angel Brophy

Learnlinks Program Coordinator
Email: Abrophy@humansolutions.org
Phone: 503-548-0204
Fun fact: I rode a mule on the edge of the Grand Canyon