The Center at 3510 N.Vancouver Ave., is a coalition-led hub for child and youth creativity, education, and engagement in North Portland.

Our Mission is to join educational forces in the creation of authentic and inclusive opportunities that empower children and youth to lead positive change in their communities.

Catlin Gabel’s PLACE (People Leading Across City Environments) urban civic leadership program, Metro Regional Government, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and One North, a Portland development and neighborhood project, have created an innovative new partnership. This partnership gives the coalition a storefront space in North Portland to build on the mission of student and community engagement long held by the PLACE programs.

The coalition partners are:
Black United Fund - Catlin Gabel School - De La Salle North Catholic High School - KairosPDX - Latino Network - Urban League of Portland.

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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.

Learn about Catlin Gabel news and events on campus and beyond.

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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