Motivated by the belief that students have the power to change the world, ORCC activates higher education toward student participation in civic life. As the only statewide organization working with private, public, four-year, and two-year institutions, we embrace our unique position to strengthen Oregon’s narrative of student service and leadership. Take a look at how we do this through our programs.
Established in 2007 through a partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, the ORCC AmeriCorps VISTA program enables colleges and universities to address issues facing low-income communities through high quality service-learning and community service programs that empower students to be change agents in their communities.
AmeriCorps Summer VISTA
The Summer VISTA Program began in the summer of 2009 when ORCC and All Hands Raised, joined together to address the low high school completion rate in Multnomah County, Oregon where just 65% of students graduate high school on time.
LeaderShape is a dynamic, challenging, and exciting weeklong event intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of students. This nationally acclaimed event will be Oregon’s first statewide LeaderShape and an opportunity to convene Oregon’s student leaders to explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be.
MLK Day is a cooperative of colleges facilitated by ORCC. To honor and celebrate Dr. King's legacy, we unite our community to serve the places that we live, work, and study. Annually, it is the largest mobilization of college students in the country on MLK Day.
Student Advisory Board
ORCC's Student Advisory Board (SAB) convenes a team of students, who have each been nominated by their schools as outstanding leaders, and provides them with additional leadership experience to move beyond their campus and make a powerful statewide impact.
Student Leadership Conference
A statewide conference to engage students in a discussion about the issues they are most passionate about.
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.”