SUN Community Schools

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    Madison SUN Community School

    SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Community Schools in Multnomah County are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure students and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life. Madison’s sponsoring lead agency is Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) (

    Madison SUN Community School works to engage the community in a systematic way to educate and support youth by providing wrap-around supports that eliminate barriers to academic success. We provide the following school-based services:

    After-School Programming • After-School Tutoring • Adult Education Classes

    School & Hygienic Supplies • Community Food Pantry • Social Services Referrals

    • Family and Community Events •


    Kimberly Bacon


    SUN 🌞 Site Manager

    Madison High 


    Extended Day Programming

    In order to participate, all students must complete a SUN Registration Form each school year. (forms available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


    3:15pm:  Students meet in cafeteria to receive a free meal

    3:30pm: Classes & Programs Start

    5-5:30pm: Classes & Programs End

    Extended Day programming is run in partnership with local non-profit community partners, as well we IRCO SUN Staff. All classes are free! Contact partner agencies to learn more and enroll.

    Madison SUN Community Partner Programs include:

     cp            ln         psu         open    naya food african    reap spc             impact           asian


    Other SUN Programs are drop-in, allowing all students to attend at any point:

    • Tutoring Center
    • Cooking Class
    • Gamers Club
    • Makers Club
    • Dungeons & Dragon Club
    • African Drumming Club


    Madison SUN Food Pantry

    In partnership with Oregon Food Bank, the Madison Community Food Pantry distributes 3-5 day grocery supplies that include fresh produce, bread, milk, eggs, cans, pasta, and other non-perishables to Madison students and families weekly. The pantry is open to every Madison or Madison cluster family, as well as anyone living in the Madison High School area. Photo ID or proof of enrollment in a Madison cluster school is required. Pantry applications can be filled out in person at the Madison SUN Food Pantry.

    Madison SUN Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 4:00-6pm* in the Madison lower parking lot with Schoolhouse Supplies!

    4:00-4:30: Lottery Numbers Selected

    4:30-6: Shopping

    (Clients arriving after 4:30 will be assigned numbers)

    *Every 3rd Wednesday of the school year Madison SUN Food Pantry will serve Madison students and/or families only.


    Adult Education


    Adult ESL Community Classes


    Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Room B-15 (B-17 Childcare)

    Classes are FREE and open to the public.

    No pre-registration required, new students always welcome.


    Lớp học tiếng Anh cho người lớn Tại Trường Madison

    Cấp độ 1: thứ hai và thứ tư, sẽ có giử trẻ (phòng B-15)

    Tất cả lớp miễn phí, cho tất cả cộng đồng, không cần đăng ký trước


    Lunes y Miercoles, Cuidado de niños (Salon B-15)

    Todas las clases son gratuitas y abiertas al público ¡Sin preinscripción!


    Colegio de Padres – Latino Network

    Colegio de Padres, for parents of middle and high school students, hosts workshops that help parents, many of whom are immigrants, understand the educational system in the US and the challenges facing their children.

    1st & 4th Wednesdays

    5:30-8:30pm, Room B3 (B8 Childcare)

    For more information, contact Stephanie Martinez, 787-403-0108,

    El Colegio de Padres, para padres de estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria, ofrece talleres que ayudan a los padres, muchos de ellos inmigrantes, para que entiendan el sistema educativo de los Estados Unidos, así como los retos que sus hijos enfrentan.

    Primer y cuarto miércoles

    5:30-8:30pm, Salon B3 (Salon B8 Cuidado de Niños)

    Para más información llame a Stephanie Martinez, 787-403-0108