SHINE Community Schools

Schools Helping Involve Neighborhoods in Education

SHINE Beaver Acres - Showcase 2017
SHINE Program - Student Building Model

Can we help you?

If you or someone you know is interested in Impact NW’s SHINE Community Schools, call Amy Powers, SHINE Program Manager, at (971) 238-9590 or email

SHINE Program News:

An Eye for Photography

William Walker Elementary School student, Yair, developed his talent in digital photography through after-school classes at Impact NW's SHINE Program.
SHINE Beaver Acres - Showcase 2017

Beaver Acres SHINE Students Celebrate School Year

After participating in a multitude of after-school classes during the school year, students in Impact NW's SHINE Community School program hosted a showcase of their work.
Impact NW Website Spotlight: Liz Norman

Impact Spotlight: Liz Norman

Meet Liz Norman, Impact NW SHINE Site Supervisor: "I love that Impact really embodies the philosophy of being the change you want to see in the world."
SHINE Program - Student Building Model

A STEM education is important for all students!

Our after-school STEM activities help provide students with learning opportunities in an extended day environment where they benefit from hands-on activities.

The end of the school day can be a difficult time for students living in poverty.

Because most low-income parents must work full-time jobs to support their family, the children are often left unsupervised after school—leaving them more vulnerable to bullying and to risky behaviors like substance use and gang activity. Many of these children leave class hungry, with no guarantee of food until the next school day.

Impact NW’s SHINE Program transforms high-poverty public schools into vibrant community centers.

We offer empowering programming to students, parents, and community members through after school and summer classes that enhance academic investment and inspire personal enrichment. Math, reading, science, technology, art, dance, sports, and social skill building classes give students the attention and support they need to be academically successful and stay invested in education. All participants have access to an after-school meal and homework support.

SHINE staff work to cultivate an environment of encouragement. We honor diversity and inclusion in our selection of class offerings, program staff, and student participants. The overwhelming majority of students qualify for free or reduced lunch and have been identified as being at-risk of academic failure; many speak English as a learned language.

SHINE Schools:

Beaver Acres

2125 SW 170th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 356-2020

SHINE Site Supervisor
Matt Gross
(503) 729-4474


4205 SW 193rd Ave.
Aloha, OR 97007
(503) 356-2420

SHINE Site Supervisor
Jessica Beck
(503) 407-3044

William Walker

11940 SW Lynnfield Ln.
Cedar Hills, OR 97225
(503) 356-2520

SHINE Site Supervisor
Anna Vo
(503) 522-0129

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