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Community Works
Community Works provides hope through healing in the lives of those who are affected by domestic and sexual violence. Founded in 1996, Community Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency serving high-need youth and families, Women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence, and the Jackson County community as a whole through our 24/7 HelpLine. Through key community collaborations, a highly engaged board of directors, and deeply committed staff, we offer a comprehensive array of services that address the whole person and family.

Junior Achievement
Operating nationally since 1919, and for 60 years in Oregon and SW Washington, Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that partners with schools and businesses to provide business, economics and life-skills programming for youth. Our mission is to ensure young people are empowered to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement has a strong partnership with the Medford School District providing volunteers and presentations for classrooms at all grade levels.

La Clinica School-Based Health Center
The La Clinica School-Based Health Center program provides comprehensive, quality health care that is convenient for children and affordable for parents. La Clinica School-Based Health Center brings the doctor’s office into the school so children can be seen by a medical provider right when they need care and without missing school. Children at participating schools are eligible for services regardless of income or insurance coverage and are seen on a drop-in, as-needed basis or by appointment. La Clinica School-Based Health Centers are located at Jackson, Oak Grove and Washington Elementary Schools. In addition, a mobile health unit visits Howard, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Wilson Elementary Schools on a weekly basis. Contact your school for more information.

Maslow Project
Maslow Project is a goal-oriented resource center serving homeless and at-risk for homeless youth, school-aged through 21. We are located at 209 W. Main Street in Medford, Oregon. We provide basic needs, as well as on-site access to a variety of services from community partners. Maslow Project helps youth establish educational, employment, and personal development goals while providing wrap-around case-management services to assist youth in attaining those goals.

Medford Schools Foundation
The Medford Schools Foundation is an independent community organization mobilizing resources to promote a sound educational foundation for all students of Medford 549C schools.

Open Books Project
Information = smart decisions. Most Oregonians don't know how public school dollars are spent, how their local school district fared on the latest assessment test, or how many kids are graduating from high school. That's why Chalkboard Project created Open Books. It's an easy-to-use tool that provides all kinds of information about Oregon's K-12 public school districts. You can view information on your local school district, compare districts, or see statewide averages.

Oregon Healthy Kids
Oregon Healthy Kids believes that every kid in Oregon should be a healthy kid and their goal is to make sure they have health coverage. Depending on family income, children may be eligible for free or low-cost health coverage for doctor visits, dental care, vision, medicines and more through the Healthy Kids program. The site has information about Healthy Kids, including eligibility, services covered, and how to apply. There's also a place to find out how to help them spread the word and/or to partner with them to help families apply.

Rogue Valley Family YMCA
The YMCA offers an afterschool program on-site at Abraham Lincoln, Griffin Creek, Hoover, Jacksonville, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lone Pine and Wilson elementary schools. Hours are from dismissal until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday on school days. Programs are also available on non-school days. Many scholarships are available to help with the fee through the YMCA. Contact the YMCA at 541-772-6295 or for more information.

SMART Program
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is a book and reading program that brings together thousands of Oregonians to help kindergarten through third grade children read and succeed. SMART's vision is simple yet profound - to transform our children's future through reading. Through caring relationships with adult volunteers, SMART instills self-confidence and a lifelong love of books and learning in children who need extra help. Because we know this unique one-on-one relationship has such power to help children realize their potential, SMART's mission - the way we accomplish our vision - is to link children and books through volunteers.

Sparrow Clubs
Sparrow Clubs USA is a national non-profit organization of school-based clubs that assist children in medical crisis. Through community service and fundraising projects, Sparrow Clubs support children who have either life threatening illnesses or chronic disabilities and whose families face financial hardship because of it.

The Job Council Child Care Resource Network
Child Care Resource Network offers services to Southern Oregon's Jackson and Josephine counties and is part of a nationwide child care resource and referral network.