Neighborhood House is pleased to introduce Angie Raffaele, our new School Age Programs Manager!
Born and raised in Portland, Angie has been in nonprofit social work with children and families for over 20 years. She has a wide array of experience, including as a summer camp director, Head Start teacher, family advocate, and more. For the last 5 years, she has worked at multiple agencies in after-school programming.
In her free time, Angie likes to spend time with her own children, as well as garden, read, paint, and sleep – “a priority!” she says.
Having just started a little over a month ago, Angie is already hitting the ground running with Neighborhood House’s before and after school programs. Our School Age Programs provide affordable, safe, and educational care for the elementary-aged children of working families at four schools in North/Northeast Portland.
“These kids had to go through the pandemic and virtual learning for the last several years,” Angie said. “So, we are doing a lot of social emotional learning alongside academic support.”
Angie wants to ensure that Neighborhood House’s programming is as high-quality as possible.
“Each of our school sites is a little different,” she said. “That’s why we’re focused on running curriculum and activities tailored to the kids’ interests to find a balance between fun, learning, and safety.”
Angie also feels lucky that the School Age Programs’ previous manager, Abby Scott, is still with the program and is working on enrollment. Abby has helped Angie make the transition into her new role.
As our School Age Programs gear up for summer programming and navigate the recent opening of a new site at Chief Joseph Elementary, Neighborhood House is excited to have Angie on board.