SELLWOOD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT
By participating in project-related public events and making presentations at County Commission meetings, students had opportunities to interact with public officials and learn about civic engagement. Some students even created permanent fixtures for the bridge, including bat habitat boxes and four benches. LCA’s school program generated over a dozen instances of positive media coverage for the County and helped build a sense of community ownership of the project.
- School-Based Outreach
I greatly appreciate the concern Lois and her staff has shown about strategic distribution of publicly funded resources, and I am impressed by the threads of civic responsibility and respect for public institutions that weave through all their programs. Children from all corners of the County have gained practical skills in civics and citizenship, have discovered the complex trade-offs involved in public processes, and have learned about the broad range of careers involved in the Project. Deborah Kafoury