Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN)

  • What is the SUN Service System?1

    SUN stands for Schools Uniting Neighborhoods. The SUN Service System (SUN) leads to educational success and family self-sufficiency through a integrated network of social and support services for youth, families and community members. This nationally recognized system of care works to ensure families are healthy so they can champion and support their children.

    The SUN Service System collaboration is managed by Multnomah County. The full-service package of services aligned and accessible through SUN includes:

    • Academic Support & Skill Development for Youth
    • Early Childhood Programs
    • Parent-Family Involvement and Education
    • Anti-Poverty
    • Health
    • Mental Health & Addiction
    • Service Access, Information & Referral, and Linkage


    What are SUN Community Schools?

    Within the SUN Service System, SUN Community Schools are the school-based delivery sites for a comprehensive set of services including educational, enrichment, recreational, social and health services. 

    A SUN Community School is not a program, but rather a place and support hub where schools and communities work together to support the success of children and families and provide a comprehensive array of services. They serve as the vehicle to link community institutions, such as libraries, parks, community centers, neighborhood health clinics and area churches and businesses.

    For more information about the SUN Community Schools visit the Multnomah County Website on the SUN Service System:

    To contact Grout's SUN Coordinator, Chelsea Kimura, call 503-278-1017 or email her at