Welcome, Kelli Schlegelmilch!

Kelli is originally from Wisconsin, but she has called the Pacific Northwest home for the past seven years. She just returned to Portland from Seattle where she worked with nonprofits as a coordinator and facilitator of educational programs for refugee youth. Through this experience, she gained a better understanding of the challenges newly-arrived families face and a much greater appreciation … Read More

Oregon Symphony CommuniCare Arts Experience

The Music of Michael Jackson by The Oregon Symphony

CommuniCare’s second Arts Experience will be Thursday, November 9th, sponsored by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, students will attend The Oregon Symphony’s presentation of The Music of Michael Jackson at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. 35 students, teachers and family members from Open School East, Franklin High School and Lake Oswego High School will attend a question and … Read More

Kickoff of CommuniCare Arts Experience

CommuniCare 2017 Students

The very first CommuniCare Arts Experience will kick off Thursday, November 2. This will be the first of many field trips, sponsored by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, working towards building community between participating CommuniCare schools. Kristen Engfors-Boess, CommuniCare Coordinator, notes, “By offering students meaningful arts experiences, we can help expand their understanding of what a community needs to be … Read More

CommuniCare Honored with Innovation in Philanthropy Award

This year the CommuniCare program was honored to receive Portland Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Award – Innovation in Philanthropy 2017. The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation developed the Communicare program more than 20 years ago empowering high school students to make tangible impacts while encouraging engagement and investment throughout their community. Giving students the power of philanthropy. “The CommuniCare program … Read More

Students Grant $1,000,000 to Local Nonprofits

Corbett High School Communicare Group 2016

CommuniCare is a year-long grantmaking program giving Oregon high school students an opportunity to learn more about issues that affect their communities and to develop a deeper commitment to social activism. The program channels The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation’s commitment to education and stewardship. Funds raised by the students are matched 10:1 by the CARE Foundation. This year, … Read More

CommuniCare Recognized in East Oregonian

In a recent article in the East Oregonian, Kathy Aney discusses the new CommuniCare club at Pendleton High School in Pendleton, Oregon. 2017 is the first year Pendleton High School has participated in the program. According to Jill Gregg, advisor for the students’ program, “It’s been very eye-opening for the students.” Three of the students involved, along with Gregg, recently … Read More