Catlin Gabel receives award for community service

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Press Release

Sep 23, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nadine Fiedler

503-297-1894 x301

Catlin Gabel receives award for community service

A celebration of the school’s relationship with Centro Cultural in Cornelius

Catlin Gabel School will be formally recognized for its many hours of student and faculty service work at the Centro Cultural in Cornelius on Sunday, September 13. A plaque will be presented to school faculty members during the ceremony of "El Grito" for the Mexican Day of Independence at the Hillsboro Stadium at 8 p.m. Dignitaries and city leaders, such as the Mexican Consul, will be in attendance.

Catlin Gabel and Centro Cultural became partners in community service four years ago. Many Catlin Gabel students have volunteered hundreds of hours during the past four years, demonstrating their commitment and sense of community.

Community service is one of Catlin Gabel’s key values. Students begin serving their community in elementary school, culminating with monthly service work in Middle School and required service work in high school. Students place great value on forming meaningful relationships outside of school and giving back to their community. For more on Catlin Gabel’s community service ethic, see .


Catlin Gabel serves Portland and the world as an educational catalyst, drawing together dedicated educators, motivated students, superb curricular resources, and thoughtfully applied technology, in a beautiful and functional setting, all for the purpose of forming bold learners who become responsible action-takers for life. Catlin Gabel is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive coeducational day school serving 730 students from preschool through twelfth grade. Its roots go back to the Portland Academy, founded in 1859. The school occupies 54 acres on Barnes Road, five miles west of downtown Portland. For more about the school, visit