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April 2019

Tax-Aide

April 1 - April 15

We, along with CASH Oregon and AARP, are providing free, in-person tax preparation assistance in most Central Oregon communities again this tax season. Tax-Aide is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds and is provided by local volunteers who are well-trained and IRS-certified. Free tax preparation services will run from February 1st – April 15th at the following locations in Bend, Redmond, Prineville, and Warm Springs. Some sites are open weekdays, others on weekends; some are walk-in locations, while…

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Community Book Conversations – OUR KIDS: The American Dream in Crisis

April 10 - May 22
Free

OUR KIDS: The American Dream in Crisis by Professor Robert D. Putnam Our Kids is a groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone. It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, and achieve success. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity. But over the last 25 years we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. Putnam offers a personal but also authoritative look at this new American crisis. Our Kids…

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May 2019

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis – A discussion with Dr. Robert Putnam

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bend High School, 230 NE 6th St, Bend, 230 NE 6th St.
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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$15

It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in—a nation of opportunity.  But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. Americans have always believed in the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the…

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September 2019

Campaign Kickoff Celebration

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Free

You're invited to our CAMPAIGN KICKOFF CELEBRATION! Complimentary appetizers. No-host bar. A short program. Info on our new event - OVER THE EDGE - featuring rappelling off the roof of the Oxford Hotel on September 7th. Learn more about OVER THE EDGE and the Ground Party that day from 11 am to 3 pm here. Open to the public! Invite a guest. You will not be solicited at this event. RSVP requested by calling 541-389-6507 or emailing kati@deschutesunitedway.org.

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Ground Party for OVER THE EDGE

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave
Bend, OR 97703 United States
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Free

Watch folks rappel off the roof of downtown Bend’s Oxford Hotel!  On Saturday, September 7th from 11 am – 3 pm! We’re have a street party – closing off NW Minnesota Avenue and NW Lava Road in front of the Oxford (10 NW Minnesota) to traffic – with food and beverage vendors, a DJ, and more. Beer garden with brews from Sunriver Brewing, Avid Cider, and Humm Kombucha! Food from 10 Below Restaurant, Dump City Dumplings, Pizza Cart, and Kona Ice! Music by local DJs Tone It Up, Perry Hotter,…

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