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Make It Happen

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Make It Happen! (MIH) is a college readiness program designed for high school multilingual and ELL (English Language Learner) students. 

Students who attend Portland’s three high schools work closely with Site Coordinators, volunteers, and community partners to build competitive academic profiles for college admission and learn how to navigate and access financial aid. 

To provide academic and language acquisition support, for the MIH students, we recruit volunteer academic coaches. We rely on community partners and members who have an interest in tutoring high school students in academic subjects of all kinds, as well as writing, and college prep activities.  

Get Involved: Become an Academic Coach!

Make It Happen! Celebration 

May 16, 2022 

We celebrated more than 100 PPS graduating seniors for attending the program. Make It Happen site coordinators, principals, administrators, teachers, families, and friends came together to honor these incredible young people as they embark on their new journey and next steps. Congratulations!