By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The Shadow Project, a non-profit organization helping children in special education achieve academic success, has moved to 2514 N.E. Broadway.
Founded in 2003, the project partners with schools and special education teachers in an effort to close the achievement gap between children with learning disabilities and other students, according to Sydney Clevenger, communications and development manager for The Shadow Project.
“As Oregon’s special education population has grown,” Clevenger said, “and with students having increasingly diverse and complex learning needs, the role of community partners like The ShadowProject in schools has become even more critical.”
The project was one of six community partners in the Portland Public Schools’ “Read Together” initiative in 2014. This year, the organization expects to help improve educational outcomes for more than 1,500 Oregon children in 35 schools. Ten of the schools are in North and Northeast Portland. More than 75,000 Oregon students are in special education.
For more information, call The Shadow Project at (971) 373-3457.