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Schools and teachers are doing their best to ensure your child’s academic success this school year, but distance learning can make it hard to know how you can get extra help for your student, or support for your family. Multnomah County and our partners are here to support you and your student as you navigate this unique school year.

Learning and reading resources

The Multnomah County Library system offers a number of virtual learning resources and services that you and your student can access from home, including:

The Multnomah County Library Home Learning Team is now offering a monthly Family Newsletter in English and Spanish with resources and tips for remote learning. Sign up here. You can also sign up for the Spanish-language newsletter here. And if you have questions about how the library can help your family, you can contact them directly.

Even though Multnomah County Library buildings are not open for services because of COVID-19, you can still reserve books online and schedule a time to pick them up. The library is also completely fine free! The Library offers several resources to help you grow or continue to develop your child’s love of reading:

School-based support for students

The Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools program supports the academic success of school-aged children and the stability and prosperity of their families. Resources include distance learning support, homework assistance, help accessing energy and rent assistance programs, and school-based food pantries. Click here for an interactive map to find your SUN site or find the contact details for your school’s SUN site coordinator here

Early childhood services for parents and children

  • SUN Parent Child Development Services | Website
    SUN Parent Child Development Services are services for families of children (birth through age 5) to promote positive parenting, healthy child development and school readiness.

    To learn more or participate, call the numbers below based on where in Multnomah County you live:

    • West: Impact NW - 503-294-7387
    • North/Northeast: SEI - 503-285-0493
    • Mid-county: IRCO - 971-271-6510
    • Outer East/Reynolds: Mt. Hood Community College - 971-319-6947
    • Outer Gresham: Mt. Hood Community College - 971-319-6947
  • Culturally specific providers are also available: 
    • African-American: SEI - 503-285-0493
    • African Immigrant, Asian/Pacific Islander, Slavic: IRCO - 971-271-6510
    • Latino: Latino Network - 503-283-6881 x119
    • Native American: Native American Youth and Family Center - 503-288-8177
  • P-3 Schools Project | Website
    The P-3 Schools Project supports parents as they prepare for their child to enter kindergarten and through the early grades. Services include virtual culturally specific parent support groups, play and learn groups and help connecting families to additional resources.

    Contact a P-3 coordinator for more information. Their contact details can be found here.