Community 101 class needs your help


Community 101 students Hope Guyton, Calli Reed, Lara Marcus, Brandon Cabral, and Isaiah Cabral show off the centerpieces they have been working on for a community food bank fundraiser.

RPA’s Community 101 class needs your help once again!  For the fifth year in RPA’s existence, students at the Redmond Proficiency Academy have been selected to take part in the Oregon Community Foundation’s Community 101 Program.

Community 101 is a student-led class at RPA where the students receive $5,000 and act as a grantor to local non-profits in the community. Throughout the process, students learn about non-profit organizations, philanthropy and participate in weekly community service projects. 

“I really enjoy watching students come together to learn about needs in our community as well as learning to serve those around them,” said teacher Tamara Bremont, who is in her third year of teaching Community 101.

At this point in the granting process, students are tasked with creating, distributing, and analyzing a survey of their school community to help determine the needs that their fellow students feel are the most prevalent in their community. Over the years, the Community 101 classes have focused on domestic violence, child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, and lack of resources.  

“We’re still in the process of determining what our focus will be this year,” said Bremont. “It depends on the result of the survey and that’s why we’re asking for students, parents and staff to help us fill it out and set a priority for this year’s class.”  

To fill out the survey and help the Community 101 class determine their focus for this year, please click the link below:

2021-2022 Community 101 Survey

About Community 101

A creation of the Oregon Community Foundation, Community 101, or C101, is an innovative collaboration of schools, businesses and charitable organizations that gives students tools to make a positive change in their communities. Used by teachers throughout Oregon, C101 lends itself to instructional use in civic engagement, global literacy, critical thinking, public speaking, use of technology, and community involvement.


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