• Champions

    A message from Champions:

    Hello Families 

    During this time of school closure, Champions is currently partnering with Rieke Elementary school and several other locations to provide child care for families who work in essential service roles during the Coronavirus crises. This includes, but is not limited to: health care workers, first responders, mental health specialists, grocery store employees etc. If you are unsure if you fall into the essential services category, please feel free to reach out and we’d be happy to talk with you! 

    We have increased safety measures in accordance with CDC guidelines by having OHSU personnel come in and train our custodial staff on increased sanitation methods, and Champions teams on modifying our group games and materials to be safe for the kids to use. We’ve been able to work with the school and utilize the classrooms to maintain a 1:9 ratio in a room, as well as roll out our educational curriculum throughout the day in a safe and engaging way. We also do temperature checks for every child and adult that comes through our programs. 

    Most importantly: we will make sure your kids have a great time, even with these new regulations in place. 

    If you are interesting in care at this time, the following are the locations in our area:

     You do not have to be a current Champions family, and there is no initial enrollment fee. We are also accepting DHS subsidy payments, and would be happy to talk with you if you feel that cost may be a barrier.

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have! I look forward to hearing how I can support you during this critical time.

    Sherri Burks

    Area Manger, PPS Eastside


    (503) 701-3488

    Before and After Childcare

    Champions has a great solution for busy working families: activities that combine fun and learning, together with the safety and convenience of a high-quality program right inside your school. Champions offers a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep your child exploring and growing.

    From art, dramatic play, math and science to problem-solving, language, motor skills and more, we help your child continue learning and developing essential life skills – whether school is in session or not.

    To register, call: 800-246-2154



    SUN - Schools Uniting Neighborhoods

    Have you been laid off, lost income, or have been otherwise impacted by COVID-19? Please see this comprehensive resource page compiled by 211 or contact Katie at kolson@impactnw.org or 503-858-0230.


    Our SUN Community School (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program enriches the Buckman community by offering low-cost, educationally enriching after-school classes; day camps on many late opening and no-school days; community gatherings such as Family Write Night, winter craft classes and family dances; parenting and life skills classes for parents; and social support coordination for struggling students and families. Buckman's SUN program is a collaboration of Multnomah County Department of County Human Services, Portland Parks and Recreation, Impact Northwest and Portland Public Schools.

    SUN School Site Manager Contact information

    Katie Olson, SUN Site Supervisor: 503-858-0230 or kolson@impactnw.org