SUN Community Schools

  • McDaniel 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. McDaniel's sponsoring lead agency is Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) (

    McDaniel 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:

    2022-2023 SUN forms MUST be completed before the start date to participate in the following programs: 

    Supper, free meal (Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm)- starts Sept 19th

    Escalera and Early Escalera with Latino Network- starts in late September

    SUN Tutoring (Monday-Thursday, 3:45-5:30pm)- starts Sept 19th

    Jobs 101 and Pathways to Trade with Impact Northwest- starts Sept 19th and 22nd (Pathways)

    Step Up- starts August 30th

    College Possible (11th + 12th Grades)- starts in September 11(12th) and November 7 (11th)

    ● Passion Impact (VEP and PI Club)-starts Sept 20

    ● IRCO Culturally Specific Groups (African, PI, and Asian students)-TBA

    ● SUN Workshops (Ie. Ceramics, CPR Certification, Food Handlers Card, etc)- monthly dates to be announced


    Meet our SUN School Staff Members:



Degrees and Certifications:

Jack Tangel

McDaniel IRCO SUN Site Manager
Cell: 503-407-8702



Degrees and Certifications:

Terese Harris

SUN Family Resource Navigator and Extended Day Coordinator

Cell: 503-750-3985

Email: or



Degrees and Certifications:

Dylan Davies

SUN Tutoring Coordinator 

Email: or 

Details about our programs:

Extended Day Programming

  • Extended Day programming is run in partnership with local non-profit community partners, as well as IRCO SUN Staff. All classes are free! Extended Day Programming beginning October 4, 2021 at 3:30pm in The Commons. Supper will be served from 3:30-3:45pm with programming to follow. 

    McDaniel SUN Community Partner Programs include:       

    College Possible, Latino Network, Portland State University, Oregon Food Bank, Africa House, Pacific Islander Asian Family Center, Impact NW, and Jobs 101.

Adult Education

    • There are no current SUN classes for parents at this time. However, Latino Network provides 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 Carolina Hernandez,, 503-781-4411.

      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 Carolina Hernandez,, 503-781-4411.

McDaniel Food Pantry

  • In partnership with Oregon Food Bank, the McDaniel Community Food Pantry distributes 3-5 day grocery supplies that include fresh produce, bread, milk, eggs, cans, pasta, and other non-perishables to McDaniel students and families weekly. The pantry is open to every McDaniel cluster family, as well as anyone living in the McDaniel 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.
    • The McDaniel Community Food Pantry will be open for shopping starting Friday, October 8th from 2-4pm. It is located next to the lower parking lot/across from the football field. 

  • Food Pantry flyer