Learn about poverty, Rockwood, and our work at an upcoming virtual Lunch and Learn Read More

Lunch and Learn

Our work is focused on working alongside our Rockwood neighbors to bring about lasting systems-level change to the community.  If you would like to know more about the challenges and opportunities in Oregon’s most underserved community and how you can engage, we invite you to join one of our virtual Lunch and Learn opportunities.

In this hour long session you will:

Learn about poverty.

We will provide an intro to different approaches to poverty alleviation in underserved communities like Rockwood.

Learn about the unique challenges in Rockwood

We will introduce you to Rockwood and its specific challenges and opportunities.

Learn about what’s next for Rockwood.

We will give an update to our work and practical ways that you can be part of the changing narrative.

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Your Lunch & Learn Guide

Scott McCracken

At the Rockwood CDC, Scott is our public spokesman and coordinates the Shalom Rockwood group.

Scott (born in Florida) went into training at International Teams in 1986 where he met the woman he would later marry (Vicki), and they prepared with a team to work with refugees in Austria (http://oasis.iteams.org). They married in 1988 and, after 3 years in Austria, moved to Greece to serve refugees there (www.helpinghands.gr). Five children and 23 years later they left Athens for Portland, where they help raise awareness and work toward the prevention of child sex trafficking.