Since its inception 50 years ago, MLC's model of experiential learning has relied on active parent and community volunteers. There is always something to do at MLC from helping out in the classroom to teaching an elective. And yet, we want to know that your time is valuable! The MLC PTSA has established the following "Bill of Rights" for our volunteers:
As a volunteer: --You will not be asked to do more than YOU want to do; --Your talents will be utilized; --You will not be asked to stay at any volunteer station for more than two hours; --You can say no; --You will not be made to feel guilty if you say no; --Your contribution--big or small--is valued!
If you have a little bit of time or a lot, we've got a job for you! Just a few areas that need volunteers:
Get started by first passing a background check. For more information, you can access the PPS site directly here.
Email our volunteer coordinator, Jill Kulas to receive current opportunities.
Check with your student's teachers for opportunities, including volunteering to be a classroom parent and coordinate communication with the other parents in the classroom.
Consider teaching an elective! This is one of the most popular and innovative programs at MLC where parents and community members share their expertise in everything from icky, sticky science to neighborhood history. More information will be distributed in the fall or email Carla Peters, Volunteer and Elective Coordinator.
The PTA Clothing Center, located at Marshall HS Campus (Grant HS), has been assisting PPS students in need since 1964. Every PTA and PTSA in the district staffs the Clothing Center for two days during the school year. To volunteer for these days, please email.
MLC PTSA’s mission is to develop community and ensure that any opportunity available through MLC is available to any student, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. We are stewards of these fundraising dollars and will spend them in a way that benefits the greatest number of students. METROPOLITAN LEARNING CENTER Celebrating 50 years of K x 12 Student-Centered Education A PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL 2033 NW Glisan St.•Portland, OR 97209•Ph (503) 916-5737•Fx (503) 916-2658
Questions or comments about the PTSA website? Email webmaster and MLC parent, Alisa Welch