3D Printing and Design Lab at Rockwood Makerspace

22473afs7cmttubHave you seen what is happening at your local libraries lately? Visit the Rockwood Makerspace and learn about 3D Printing and design. Get a demonstration and make your first design.

Who: Teens

What: Drop in 3D Printing and design lab

Where: Makerspace at the Rockwood Branch of the Multnomah County Library

17917 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97233


  • Monday, October 12, 3:30-5:30
  • Monday, December 14, 3:30-5:30
  • Monday, January 11, 3:30-5:30

All sessions are drop-in,  first-come-first-served.

For a complete list of events at Rockwood Makerspace and other library branches, visit multcolib.org.


The New York Times: Learning Network Editorial Cartoon Contest

Submit your original editorial cartoon inspired by a topic covered in the New York Times.  Continue reading “The New York Times: Learning Network Editorial Cartoon Contest”

Volunteer for East County Youth Peer Court

Four Cities Peer Court is a program of the east Multnomah County cities of Gresham, Wood Village, Fairview and Troutdale which provides peer mediation for youth accused of certain misdemeanors or violations.

The Four Cities Peer Court is a community partnership for restorative justice involving police departments, the juvenile justice department, and schools in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village to support, educate, and hold youth accountable in their communities. Peer Court acts as a diversion program that is designed to give youth ages 12-17 with first-time, low-level law violations a chance to repair harm and show accountability for their actions without involvement in the juvenile justice system.

A critical part of the success of the program are the trained youth who act as defense attorneys, prosecutors, baliffs and clerks:

Volunteer as a prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff, or trial clerk!

  • Earn potential school credit
  • Be a part of something positive and exciting
  • Set the stage for Senior and Service Learning Projects
  • Earn letters of recommendation for college applications
  • Meet new people
  • Learn about the law, legal issues and concepts
  • Receive training and coaching from legal professionals in a real-world legal process
  • Make your community a better place for TEENS!
  • Commit to attend the attorney/ jury training and volunteer 1-2 times a month in a Peer Court proceeding for two hours

Training is provided. Hearings are scheduled 3-4 evenings a month. To learn more about volunteering contact Kim Harvey-Trigoso for more information at kharvey-trigoso@nwfs.org or 503-891-9065.

East Villages Service Scholar Contest 2014


The East Villagers Service Scholar contest recognizes middle and high school students in the US who volunteer in their communities. Students who have given at least 5 volunteer hours in their community are invited to express their passion for community service through essays or art.

Essay Contest Categories

High School: 1500 words
Middle School: 750 words

Art Contest Categories

Fine Art
Digital Art/ Photography/ Video.

Entries are due May 2, 2014

Prizes from $150-$500.

To enter:

2014 Technology Awareness Program at University of Arkansas

The Technology Awareness Program is a program of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. For minority students and women entering 11th and 12th grade, the University of Arkansas offers a free week-long introduction to Technology summer camp. Tuition includes room and board. The only thing not covered is travel to Arkansas.

The Technology Awareness Program (TAP) is a one-week residency program, held during the summer on the University of Arkansas campus, in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Each year, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion selects up to 25 students with an interest in information systems, accounting, or related business field to participate in the program.

Applications are due March 31, 2014