Teens building a better community


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Kristen Engfors-Boess

Program Manager

Kristen is originally from Tucson, Arizona. After eight years of classroom teaching and nonprofit program management in the Bronx, she relocated to Portland with her husband, Tom, to be closer to family in the Pacific Northwest. A twin love of visual arts and history informs her lifelong professional goal – to provide engaging experiences where young people can critically question and take action. In her free time, Kristen loves horror movies, thrift shopping, and learning more about her new home here in Portland.

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Kelli Schlegelmilch

Program Coordinator

Kelli is originally from Wisconsin, but she has called the Pacific Northwest home for the past 7 years. She just returned to Portland from Seattle where she worked with nonprofits as a coordinator and facilitator of educational programs for refugee youth. She is passionate about creating opportunities for youth to be leaders and participate in their communities. In her free time, Kelli enjoys volunteering with teens, reading the latest in non-fiction and exploring the local food/coffee scenes. Kelli is excited to be back in Portland and she looks forward to supporting the CommuniCare program as its size and impact continue to grow!