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Whether you’re speaking out to improve education, reaching out to members of Congress to address health policy, or wearing the LIVE UNITED shirt to show your support, you can help inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. So go ahead and engage in Greater Portland advocacy!

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Come volunteer with us! Volunteers play a vital role in our work. We always need more volunteers to help make the biggest impact with our core programs and community partners.

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Volunteer Top Picks

Volunteer Top Picks

Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community you live, grow, and work in? Check out this month’s top volunteer picks and get started today.

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Starting Strong Summer Wrap-up

Starting Strong Summer Wrap-up By Morgan Stickney, Starting Strong Program Intern I can barely believe it, but my summer with the Starting Strong has come to an end. I’ve loved my time as the program’s “Book Lady” and treasured all the different things that I’ve learned along the way from working with volunteers to what a…

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TAKING STARTING STRONG HOME

The number of kids who return to Starting Strong each week has surpassed our most generous expectations. While have a healthy amount of newcomers, the number of returning kids is usually more than half. One thing that’s impressed me most about these kids is how actively they recruit others. Without being asked, they spread the word about our program, and encourage their friends and siblings to stop by each week. As a result, we’re reaching even more children and have a steady flow of readers. You can see the excitement on their faces every time they pick out their newest book after finishing their healthy lunch. It’s a great thing to watch.

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