Services for Students with Children offers integrated services to support Portland State University students working to complete their degrees while raising young children. through events, advocacy, peer mentorship and subsidies. We hope to ensure that every student parent has the opportunity to complete their academic goals and provide a brighter future for themselves and their children.
We have a number of events throughout the year which requires the time and talent from dedicated volunteers.
Contact Laura Bowman
or (503) 725-9878
WINTER WONDER (Held Every Nov/Dec)
ABOUT WINTER WONDER
The Winter Wonder program, coordinated through the Resource Center for Students with Children, provides crucial support to our PSU students with kids, many of whom struggle to make ends meet during the holiday season.
The Resource Center for Students with Children invites you to “adopt” one or more student families. PSU students with children submit a list of items needed for their family members and sponsors purchase items to be delivered by the second week of December. Sponsors can also choose to donate gift cards to student families.
If your club, business, or community organization is interested in adopting a student family, please visit tinyurl.com/wwdonationfor our online application.
Questions? Call the RCSC at 503-725-9878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit by Nov. 14th as we hope to match families by Nov. 21st. Thank you for your support!
KIDS NIGHT OUT (Held every term right before finals week)
The Resource Center for Students with Children (RCSC) is currently seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children to assist us during our upcoming "Kids Night Out" event. This event serves PSU students with children. We host the children of PSU students in the bowling alley, and give their parents a few hours to study before finals!
We will be bowling, playing video games, making crafts, and serving pizza to children ages 3 through 12 years of age. Volunteers do not need to have any prior experience, but a genuine interest in engaging with young children is required. A one-time background check is also required for this event.
Kids Night Out is held in the bowling alley (basement) of Smith Student Union on the PSU campus. Please email email@example.com if interested or if you need additional information.
FAMILY FRIENDLY COMMENCEMENT (Held every June)
The Resource Center for Student with Children is seeking volunteers for our Family Friendly Commencement. This important event celebrates the amazing accomplishments of students who have triumphed in pursuing their degree at PSU while raising children. In addition to the ceremony, the event will start with a family bash including a bouncy house, games, arts and crafts, refreshments and more. The event runs from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Smith Student Union Ballroom, though volunteers do not need to stay for the entire time. We will need help with set up, tear down, and help running the activities during the event. Volunteers may bring their children ages 5 and up while they are working and then join in the festivities.
If you’re interested in volunteering, let us know which volunteer stations appeal to you most by filling out the form below. This is a great opportunity to support student parents with a fantastic celebration!
tinyurl.com/rcsccomvol If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATE CLOTHES AND HOUSEWARES FOR SHOP FOR FREE (Event held in Fall, Spring, and Summer)
Are you cleaning out your house or office? Donate your gently used items to the Resource Center for Students with Children's "Shop for Free" event!
We are accepting:
• Adult or Children's clothing
• Children's Books
• School Supplies
Please email email@example.com to find out when the next Shop for Free event is scheduled.