Nonprofit promotes college education

College Possible Portland is in the process of recruiting low-income sophomores from Barlow, Davis Douglas, Gresham and Reynolds high schools who have a desire to earn college degrees.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 4, by College Possible staff members.

In its 13-year history, 98 percent of College Possible participants have been accepted to college, and nearly 94 percent have gone on to enroll in college.

These students are 10 times more likely to earn a college degree than low-income students nationally.

To be eligible, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and qualify as low-income. They also must have a desire to attend a four-year college and commit to after-school sessions and some weekend events.

The program is free for these students and will include 320 programming hours.

For more information, call 503-907-0248, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Reynolds Middle School hosts family literacy night

On Thursday, March 13, Reynolds Middle School will demonstrate “myON Reader,” a digital literacy program accessible through computers, iPads, Kindles and other digital devices.

The family literacy event will be held from 6:45-8 p.m. in the library.

With the program, students are able to download books of their choice.

All students will have accounts and access to the program. Each student who attends the literacy night will be eligible to enter a raffle drawing for a Kindle Fire HD for use with the myON Reader.

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