Nonprofit News and Events
In honor of its first anniversary, Brix Law has made a substantial donation to Feeding America, a Partner of NeighborImpact in Central Oregon. The gift will be used to underwrite the operating expenses associated with feeding 22,000 Central Oregonians monthly.
This week’s release of economic data for 2015 by the U.S. Census Bureau highlighted an improving economy and a major reversal of national economic trends plaguing the nation since the recession. Nationally, median income rose 5.2 percent. Unemployment fell to 5 percent. Wages (adjusted for inflation) rose 2 percent and poverty declined to 13.5 percent, the largest one year drop since 1968. Despite such rosy statistics, demand for services remained stubbornly high in the first six months of 2016, according to data compiled by NeighborImpact.
Awareness around lead in our drinking water in Oregon is rising and some schools in our state have had issues with high levels of lead in their drinking water. Given that children are especially susceptible to lead exposure because their bodies absorb metals at higher rates than adults, NeighborImpact thought it necessary to test all Head Start sites in our service area.
NeighborImpact Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year. Children who live in Crook and Deschutes Counties may be eligible for Head Start, a free, high-quality pre-school and family support program. To register, families must meet income eligibility requirements and submit an application and income documentation.