SUN Community Schools

  • 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 •


    Madison IRCO SUN Site Manager

    Julia Schaffner

    SUN Site Manager, Madison High School 

    Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

    C: 503-407-8702


    Madison SUN Extended Day Coordinator

    Pierce Girkin

     (971) 407-6355


    Madison High School

    3905 SE 91st Ave.,

    Portland OR 97266

    Ph (503) 916-5220

    Fx (503) 916-2702


    Extended Day Programming--see the SUN Fall Schedule 

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

    3:30pm:  Students meet in cafeteria to receive a free meal (all students welcome)

    3:45pm Classes & Programs Start

    5-5:45pm: 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:       

    College Possible, Latino Network, Portland State University, Naya Family Center, Oregon Food Bank, Africa House, Asian Family Center, Impact NW, WomenFirst, Men Can Stop Rape.         

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

    • Tutoring Center
    • Makers Club
    • African Dance 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 closed due to the recent campus move. Opening date to be announced.


    Adult Education

    Adult ESL Community Classes

    Dates and times to be announced.

    Classes are FREE and open to the public. Childcare provided.

    No pre-registration required, new students always welcome.

    Contact Kimberly Bacon,, (503) 407-8702 for more information


    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.

    For more information, contact Melissa Caraballo, 503-806-2175,

    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.

    Para más información llame a Melissa Caraballo, 503-806-2175,