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Grant helps young artists in Madras

Published On: Apr 03 2013 03:14:27 PM CDT

Heart of Oregon Corps announced today that it was awarded $473 for Madras High School Next Generation of Artists. 

Heart of Oregon Corps recently acquired the Mt. View Hospital Thrift Store in Madras, which now provides a year-round venue for "work-learn-earn" opportunities for Jefferson County youth.  Partnering with Madras High School, Heart of Oregon Corps offers job skills training for Youth Transitional Program students in the retail Heart of Oregon Corps Thrift Store.

In an effort to support Madras High School art students and promote cultural expression in Jefferson County, Heart of Oregon Corps is offering and improving wall space in the Thrift Store for high school students to display and market their artwork.  The art students will also create a tile mural that will be permanently installed on the front street exterior of the thrift store located at 470 NE A Street in Madras.  The cooperative project will showcase the vital partnership between Heart of Oregon and Madras High School, benefiting local high school students.


About Heart of Oregon Corps

Founded in 2000, the vision of Heart of Oregon Corps is to improve economic and social vitality while increasing pathways out of poverty.  The mission of Heart of Oregon Corps is to empower and inspire positive change in the lives of young people through jobs, education and stewardship.  Heart of Oregon Corps operates six job skills training programs for disconnected young people.  Through the thrift store in Madras and the local summer Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, Heart of Oregon Corps provides a year-round "work-learn-earn" opportunity for Jefferson County youth to earn wages, school credits and scholarship in out-of-school job skills-based settings - either the retail thrift store or a natural resource-based setting.


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