PLACE 2009-2016

All PLACE programs empower youth to lead change through systems-based, collaborative approaches to community issues. These projects are led by students for real governmental and non-profit clients to foster conversation and action with community members and civic leaders. In short, the students in PLACE programs have an authentic opportunity to make a positive impact in their city.

Through community meetings, focus groups, surveys, and presentations, PLACE students have engaged nearly 4,000 citizens from all quadrants of Portland and many surrounding cities and towns who may not traditionally be included civic issues.

An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |

Explore why Catlin Gabel is a national leader in progressive education.

We welcome more than 100 new families annually to our inclusive community from the Portland area and beyond.


A demanding and engaging program in which each student is the unit of consideration

Playing sports involves life lessons in determination, grace, and resilience. We invite everyone to be part of a team.

Extensive support ensures our students are successful.

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We foster a community that appreciates our differences and recognizes our essential unity

Every gift benefits our students. Every volunteer hour builds our community.

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