|Newsletter • October 2011|
72%of students in The Shadow Project persevere rather than giving up when encountering an obstacle, compared to just 38% prior to being involved in the program. – 2011 Teacher Survey on Student Impact. Read more about student outcomes.
"My son used to say, 'I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.' Now he says, 'Look what I can do!'" — Parent
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"I'm getting better at reading. To get much better I'm going to read wherever I go."
Shadow Project founder receives Portland's 2011 "Making a Difference" Award in Education.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz presented the award to Christy Scattarella Oct. 20 at Connecting Communities, an event that attracted over 500 people to celebrate the strength and diversity of persons with disabilities. In accepting her award, Christy, who is also the organization's executive director, shared The Shadow Project vision "for all children with learning challenges to recognize themselves as courageous, capable and able to learn." The Making a Difference awards recognize individuals and organizations that go "above and beyond to make Portland more inclusive for people with disabilities".
Willamette Week's Give!Guide Coming Soon.
We’re proud to be selected as one of 100 Portland nonprofits that will benefit from this amazing community fundraiser that brought in more than $1 million for local charities last year. This is a great opportunity to help our kids while earning prizes for yourself! Donate starting November 9. Give $100 or more to The Shadow Project and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation will match your donation dollar-for-dollar. Please help us get the word out on Facebook and Twitter.
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CREW selects Shadow Project for 2012.