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Mar 26, 2014

Youth Voices – In Their Own Words

Alex has been part of our Imani family for just under three years. After a recent field trip to the KGW-TV studios, he took the time to write about his experience so we could share it here. Thanks Alex!

My name is Alex and I am an 18 year old client at the Imani Residential program. Since I am going to be graduating from the program soon and transitioning back into the community, Imani has been helping me to work hard to learn life and job skills. My case manager at Imani helped me get enrolled in Open Meadow Pathway program in North Portland. This program helps me learn job skills, write resumes and cover letters, write professional emails, and will even help me find a job eventually.

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a tour and presentation at KGW Studios in Portland. While I was there I learned a lot about how a news studio runs and how many people have to work together to make the programs run. I also learned a lot about what journalists do and all the technical parts of putting things on the air. One of the anchors, Russ Lewis gave me a lot of information about his career and about how he got to where he is today. I was also able to meet a graphic designer team who showed me some of the videos that they have made while working there.

What I liked the most about my day at KGW was seeing the graphic designers work and learning things I didn’t know before, like the weather person using a remote to change the screens on the air. I was also able to watch the newscast from behind the scenes as it happened in the studio. Who knows? Maybe someday you will see me on your local news station!


Aug 29, 2018
Rivera House Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Over a year ago, the idea of creating a new and unique residential and re-entry program for LGBTQ youth began to take root. With the help of our partners from the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and the countless hours staff dedicated to purchasing and updating a residence, the Rivera House was born. Today, the Rivera House is fully staffed and houses up to nine residents who are transitioning from the custody of OYA to independence. The goal of the program is to prepare youth leaving incarceration to become law-abiding, successful members of the community while addressing the special needs of LGBTQ youth. We spoke to the Rivera House Program Director, Deven Edgerton to share his thoughts about the program on this one-year anniversary.

Aug 02, 2018
Dinner in the Vines - SOLD OUT!

Tickets for Dinner in the Vines are sold out! The benefit event takes place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 4 - 8 pm at ArborBrook Vineyards in Newberg, Oregon. Thank you to all of our supporters who purchased tickets. Our guests will enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwest, four-course dinner, selected wine pourings from ArborBrook Vineyards and live jazz.

Jul 26, 2018
Enter Our Wine Drawing!

Stock up your wine collection while supporting Janus Youth Programs! Take this opportunity to win over 50 bottles of great wine from all over the world! This year’s wine drawing includes an incredible variety of wines from California, Washington, Oregon, Italy, France and Spain! Enjoy amazing Pinots from Stoller, Domain Drouhin and Angela Estates, Cabernets from L’Ecole and Mount Veeder, Bordeaux from the St. Emilion region and Chianti and Barolo from Italy! We’ve even thrown in four bottles of Champagne and a few special bottles each worth the price of the ticket on their own! (A 1997 Woodward Canyon Cabernet and a Quilceda Creek CVR.)

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