Community Events

Green Career Fair

Our Future, a high school climate action/justice leadership network, is hosting a Green Career Fair. A great way to prepare for the future is to learn from those who already have a career related to what you are interested in. Many of the jobs and careers today are tied with restoring and protecting the environment, and that is why attending a Green Career Fair can be VERY helpful.

On Sat., April 30th (1pm to 4:30pm) an amazing group of presenters will be offering information, and answering your questions. The “keynote speakers” include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden; Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Dept. of Education; and Sapna Khandwala, CEO/President of Stillwater Sciences. They will set the stage with an understanding of the importance of green careers. The “panel speakers” are from various companies, organizations and universities in Oregon, and will help you learn about specific opportunities in the following three subjects: Green Technology, Green Economy & Natural Resources, and College/University Opportunities.

Student involvement

Attendees are encouraged to be involved by asking questions during the Q and A time of each panel. Students will also be encouraged to share ideas in the chat at any point during the fair. High school students from the “Our Future” network will be helping to facilitate the panels. You can learn more about the network by visiting ourfutureoregon.org

Important Links

Links to the brochure with speaker information

Register for the event here

Native American Culture Night

The DDHS Indigenous Student Club and the DDSD Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC) are collaborating with community partners to host a Native American Cultural Night on Friday, May 20th! The free event is open to the public and will include music, dance, traditional foods, and workshops for all ages. Come join the celebration of Native American culture and community! The event will be held from 5:30-7:30pm in the south cafeteria at David Douglas High School (1500 SE 30th Ave).

Upcoming Events at Midland Library

Midland Library has activities and classes for kids, adults and families. Check out their events page for all a complete list.

Upcoming Events at Zenger FarmZenger Kids Photo

Visit Zenger Farm’s event page

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Workshops

These free workshop highlight landscaping with native plants, water conservation, creative stormwater solutions and chemical-free gardening techniques that are good for people, water and wildlife. Upcoming workshops

Volunteer with DDEF

The David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF), is a group of volunteers from our community who work to support our kids. Since their establishment in 1991, their efforts have touched many corners of David Douglas. Chances are a book, musical instrument, science tool or sports equipment has been put into your child’s hands thanks to the Foundation. DDEF also supports after school programs, senior scholarships, DD Community Sports and the Kids’ Fund. Eyeglasses, dental appointments, gloves and bike helmets are just a few of the expenses covered by the Kids’ Fund.

DDEF is completely volunteer run. The Foundation is looking for people to serve on their board or help with activities. Volunteering can be as little as two hours a month. And many tasks, like writing thank you notes, sending emails or making phone calls, can be done from home. All are welcome – parents, community members and District staff (current and retired). If you are interested in a simple and rewarding way to get involved in your community contact the Foundation. 

For more details, or to find out how you can help, please call DDEF President, Beverly Fischer at 503-255-1149. Or email information@ddefforkids.org