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Students learn about philanthropy by giving almost $10,000
Photos and Story by James Hill
On March 18, PCC District President Preston Pulliams posed for photos with one of this year’s Vision into Action award recipients – Music in the Schools – at Portland’s City Hall. Music in the Schools is a group of students who understand the importance of music and personal expression in education. For the second consecutive year PCC’s Students4Giving project worked with the Vision into Action Coalition (City of Portland) to evaluate youth project grant requests. Music in the Schools, a program of high school students, plans to raise money for Portland Public High Schools music programs.
Participants in Students4Giving – a program that teaches students about the role philanthropy plays in business, education and non-profit sectors – helped recommend nearly $10,000 in grants for youth projects. Grant funds were held by the PCC Foundation and given to the winning youth groups at the City Hall awards ceremony. The Students4Giving project is led by Cynthia Killingsworth, who is an instructor in business administration.