The John J. Hemmingson Foundation is proud to partner with Gonzaga on Opportunity Northeast, an initiative dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, youth, and families in Northeast Spokane while providing transformative learning opportunities for the University’s students, faculty and staff.
Spokane’s Northeast community continues to face significant economic, educational and health challenges. The program has three main focus areas:
- Whole Health – Improve whole health outcomes for individuals and families residing in Northeast Spokane by developing projects and partnerships that increase access to health and wellness services, healthy foods, and high-quality affordable housing while building a more connected community and strengthening social capital.
- Educational Opportunity – Build a pipeline of support that improves educational access, outcomes, and opportunity for children and youth living in Northeast Spokane. Offer educational opportunities and programs for adults that contribute to job readiness and increased financial security.
- Engaged Campus & Community – Build campus and community capacity to engage in and sustain community change efforts through innovative programs and partnerships that build community leadership capacity and engage the whole institution in providing transformative learning and engagement opportunities for Gonzaga students, faculty, and staff.
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