Keeping Portland Weird, One Educational Program at a Time

Housing: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Value: 10
Safety: 10

Tivnu has given me the chance to explore my interests and passions in a supportive environment. I have learned so much about myself and how I interact with others, as well as how to better interact with others. Through my internship, my desire to teach has been reinforced. As a part of the Tivnu program, I spent two days a week working at a school for adults who are working to get their GED. I was a tutor on the academic team, and I worked with students of many different backgrounds and education levels. I gained a great deal of perspective and understanding about people who, although they are the same age as me, have had incredibly different life experiences. On my last day, one of my students gave me a scarf that she had made for me, and many others told me they were grateful for the help I had provided them and for the effort I had put into them and their education. That was an incredible moment for me, and many other moments throughout my year at Tivnu have been that way. Tivnu has given me direction, confidence, and a huge network of interesting and hardworking people who I know I can count on in the future. Thank you Tivnu!!!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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