Wanted – Program Coordinator

DESCRIPTION The CommuniCare Coordinator will work directly with the CommuniCare Program Manager to support The Harold & Arlene CARE Foundation’s CommuniCare Program. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this year-long, student-directed program, CommuniCare groups act as “mini-foundations.” Students begin the year by selecting a community issue or service area that they feel passionate about and are challenged to raise $1,500 during the fall … Read More

Students Make Grants to Local Nonprofits

CommuniCare Students make grants to local nonprofits.

CommuniCare encourages the leadership potential in every student by putting them in the driver’s seat as community grantmakers. Student ownership is a cornerstone of the program and The CARE Foundation. The participants decide what their group wants to prioritize and fund each year, how they want to raise their money, who to interview, and who should ultimately receive their grants. … Read More

CommuniCare Announces First Annual Winter Leadership Retreat

CommuniCare is spearheading its first annual Winter Leadership Retreat on Thursday, March 1 at the Portland Art Museum. The retreat’s theme is “Empathy: How Great Leaders Build Common Ground” with 120 students, from 9 schools across 4 districts, expected to be in attendance. The retreat’s agenda explores questions such as why is empathy a leadership skill and how do we … Read More

All Classical Portland Radio Segment featuring Jordan D. Schnitzer & CommuniCare

CommuniCare Students Enjoying Every Brilliant Thing at Portland Center Stage

Our friends at All Classical Portland joined us for the 2017 CommuniCare Arts Experience kick off at Portland Center Stage. Over 90 students had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of The Armory and learn about all the roles that aide in the development and execution of a theatrical production. As grantmakers CommuniCare students are often drawn … 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

Coming Soon: CommuniCare Arts Experiences!

It is important for our young leaders to be able to engage in the social, cultural, and artistic pillars of our community and, as a special way of saying thank you, we will be offering CommuniCare students the opportunity to go to the Oregon Symphony, the Oregon Ballet Theater, the Portland Art Museum, Portland Center Stage and the Portland Opera. … Read More