In Our Community


Girl Scouts STEM Mobile parked

Local Treasures with Pia: STEM Mobile Takes Girl Scout Programs to Rural Areas

A STEM mobile makes it easy for Girl Scouts to reach everyone.

Children practicing Arabic on paper worksheets

Local Treasures with Pia: Manzanita House helps immigrants find legal aid and community

Manzanita House is a safe place for new immigrants who need low-cost legal aid and place to be themselves.

Spark Central wooden sign

Local Treasures with Pia: Spark Central is expanding in more ways than one

Spark Central – the creative nonprofit located in Kendall Yards – has added more space and new programs.

Left side is a colorful abstract painting on paper, the right side is children outside with a woman in some grass near a stream

Local Treasures with Pia: ACE brings art to rural schools in Eastern Oregon

Art Center East in La Grande connects artist with rural Title One Schools which often go without funding for arts education

Kids and adult standing outside in front of Sera Youth building

Local Treasures with Pia: Fresh Soul Restaurant serves more than food

The Fresh Soul Restaurant serves up delicious, traditional southern cooking and job training skills for neighborhood youth

Person at Lighthouse for the Blind learning computer skills

Local Treasures with Pia: Lighthouse for the Blind teaches computer skills

Lighthouse for the Blind helps blind people fully participate in the community around them