The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation believes that there should be opportunities for young people to create change. The CommuniCare program provides an environment where young adults learn about the needs of their communities through grant making and thus promote a long-term understanding and ethic of philanthropy and volunteerism. By challenging students to engage in community service that is both rewarding and educational, we hope to encourage them to become active adult citizens in their communities.


The CommuniCare students in the Roosevelt High School Theatre Department will be granting money to organizations in North Portland. We believe that there should be more accessible opportunities for youth of all demographics to engage in the arts. We will focus on organizations in North Portland impacted by the pandemic that strive to create spaces for the advancement of youth in our community and uplift their voices with a focus on social and racial justice. We would like to see more students in our community to feel safe and empowered to express themselves.

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