Back Issues: July 14, 2017

CDM Caregiving Services raises $3,206 in national fundraising event

Friday, July 14, 2017

CDM Caregiving Services raised $3,206 and placed “second” during the 65 hour national GIVE65 fundraising event. These funds will support CDM’s Community Partnership Initiative which helps enhance lives with projects, such as building a new handrail for mobility, replacing a broken furnace for warmth, or installing a shower stool for safety. These projects keep people living where they want to live, and with as much dignity as possible. To learn more about CDM, visit



Green Business Morning Blend July 20

Friday, July 14, 2017

Clark County Public Health’s Green Business Program will hold the next Morning Blend networking event from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at New Seasons Market at Fisher’s Landing, 2100 SE 164th Ave.

The market received the program’s first-ever Green Business of the Year award in 2016. Inspiring environmental stewardship is part of New Seasons’ mission. The company is a “B Corporation,” certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

The Morning Blend event is an opportunity to learn about the market’s operational sustainability initiatives from members of its green team. Anyone interested in networking and learning about green business practices is welcome to attend. Space is limited. To learn more and to register, go to:


Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools receives $10,000 grant

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington recently awarded the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a $10,000 grant to support the expansion of the Community Schools model in Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). This grant will specifically support efforts to address barriers to achievement in school due to economic need.

“When children arrive at school hungry, homeless, or in crisis, they are frequently unable to realize their academic goals,” says Nada Wheelock. “Failure in school limits future opportunity and perpetuates a cycle of inter-generational poverty.”

VPS serves approximately 24,000 students in 37 schools and programs. Over 50 percent of students are from families with incomes below federal poverty guidelines. More than one-thousand VPS students experienced homelessness during the prior school year and more than one out of five VPS students were chronically absent from school, showing signs of needing social service supports.


Clark College Foundation announces Outstanding Alumni and Rising Star Award winners

Friday, July 14, 2017

Nancy Boyce

Mitchell Jackson

Debbie Jenkins






Rujean “Jeanne” Mack

Steve Morasch








Six notable individuals have been selected for top Clark College alumni awards. Outstanding Alumni Award recipients are chosen for their exemplary service to the community and Clark College, and for personal and professional achievements.

The 2017 Outstanding Alumni awardees are Nancy Boyce ’08, Mitchell Jackson ’93, Debi Jenkins ’93, Rujean “Jeanne” Mack ’67 and Steve Morasch ’87.

The Rising Star awardee is Cody Messick ’10. The Rising Star Award recognizes alumni who are aged 35 or younger who deliver exemplary service to the community and Clark College, and exhibit personal and professional achievements.

Messick is a doctoral student in physics at Pennsylvania State University and was part of the team that detected the presence of gravitational waves at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Washington State and Louisiana in 2015. He is a current executive committee student member of the American Physical Society’s Division of Gravitational Physics.

The group will be recognized during a luncheon reception on November 1 and at Clark College Foundation’s annual donor gala on November 2.