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BDS and Open Meadows make a Great Team


For the past two years, BDS has teamed up with Open Meadows School to provide students with career information, job shadow opportunities, speed interviewing sessions and most recently their Recruitment Fair, which was hosted at Northwest Natural Gas.

Open Medow website screenshotOpen Meadows has been making a difference in the lives of youth in North Portland since 1971 by offering personalized education opportunities for students. For many of the students the public school system wasn't a good fit, thus deterring them from school, which is where the small, personal, accommodating and various teaching and learning styles that Open Meadows offers has been successful.

The Recruitment Fair was an opportunity for the students to discuss their interest, personal strengths and quality characteristics that make them a good student and an excellent candidate for employment. There were several representatives from various businesses and amongst them was Outreach Program Coordinator, Tiffani Penson, to listen, provide helpful feedback and interact with each of the candidates. "The opportunity to share a moment with such bright, enthusiastic individuals is always positive and refreshing," says Tiffani.

Thank you Lee Ann Lawrence and Open Meadows for inviting us to participate in this event. We look forward to our continued partnership.

For more information, contact Outreach Program Coordinator Tiffani Penson at (503) 823-1109 or email


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