Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

School LogoRoosevelt High School

Rough Riders

6941 N. Central | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-5260 | Fax: (503) 916-2704

College & Career Transition Center

Fueled by a dose of moral outrage, Roosevelt High School leaders are building a college-going culture. Acknowledging, but not accepting, that students of color and those in poverty are less likely to go to college than their peers, staff members are helping students see that access to higher education is part of the civil rights struggle. See article: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/news/6795.htm 

Mission:All Roosevelt High School graduates have the tools to plan for and take advantage of a variety of educational options and career choices after high school.
·      Family Engagement
·      Community Engagement
·      College Readiness
·      Leadership Development
·      Writing for Equity
·      College Partnerships

Mission: The Freedom Riders, Fighters, and Writers Project seeks to raise awareness of social injustices in the Portland area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and pay tribute to those who have fought to correct the injustices throughout our country in the past. Through the exhibits, the project hopes to inspire audiences and future generations to stand up and make a difference.
View this national traveling exhibition that tells the inspirational civil rights story of the Freedom Riders of 1961 alongside a local exhibit by Roosevelt High School students that captures the contributions of local Freedom Fighters.
January 9-11
North Portland Library: 512 North Killingworth
Monday, January 9: 10 - 5:30, upon request
Tuesday, January 10:  Noon - 4:30
Wednesday, Jan 11: Noon - 3:30; 5:30 - 7:45 upon request
January 12-13
PCC- Cascade Campus: 705 N Killingsworth Street - Student Center
January 15
Mount Olivet Baptist Church: 8725 North Chautauqua Blvd
Grand Conference Room
January 16
Keeping Alive the Dream Celebration - Highlands Community Church
7600 NE Glisan
10 am -6:00pm
January 18-20
University of Portland: Franz Hall Third Flour
5000 N Willamette Blvd
January 18 and 19:  8 am -10pm   
January 20: 8 am-5:00
January 21,23 and 24
Roosevelt High School: Writing and Publishing Center
21: 9:00 - 4:00
23:  8:30 - 3:30
24: 8:30a.m -7:00pm
January 26
Daimler Truck North America: Main Lobby
4747 Channel Avenue
8 - 5:00
January 27
Lewis and Clark College: 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Graduate School for Education and Counseling- Student Lounge
Mission:Establish a team of experienced, knowledgeable, engaged youth who are empowered to make informed decisions about their own college plans, and who commit to collaborating with Roosevelt staff and each other to deepen the college-going culture of the school.
Teenagers everywhere feel like they want to fit in and yet be themselves at the same time. An unexpected feeling happened when I visited these colleges – I felt like I was fitting in. As a result of this trip, when I come back I will work harder because I know what it takes. And I now know there is a place for me. Keisha2011 RHS Tour Participant
 I wish all youth could come here and see these African American college students, to see how they hold themselves. Everyone’s attitude was ‘I know I’m bad and I know I am going to succeed. All students from Oregon should visit these colleges because I think this would change them. Asia, 2011 RHS Tour Participant
Mission: Young people and adult supporters will engage collaboratively to create an utilize authentic opportunities for self-expression through writing and speaking.
Hosts of the Freedom Riders & Fighters Exhibit.