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East County Bridges

Our Mission is to inspire and empower all youth to be the drivers of their education and lives.

We provide individualized and culturally-appropriate resources and educational opportunities to ensure all East County students have the supports they need to complete high school and begin their careers.

Our Services

What We Do


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We work with you to assess your academic status and your non-academic needs and develop a holistic, personalized plan for high school completion together.

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Once we’ve established a plan for your best fit, including options like alternative and charter schools, we’ll help through the process to re-enroll.

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We provide support through ongoing case management and connection to community resources to reduce barriers and empower you to complete high school.

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About Us

Our Organization in Numbers


88,000+

students in our
service area

8

school districts partnered with

25

organizations
partnered with

100%

rate of response when you contact us

Our Approach

Let’s Build Your Path Together


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There are a lot of reasons you might stop attending school – struggles with addiction, mental or physical health barriers, family issues, lack of a supportive and engaging learning environment, and more. We understand, and we can help you navigate your way back.

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Completing school or earning your GED can open up a world of new opportunities for you – like college, trade school, and more options for higher-earning careers. At East County Bridges, we have a team dedicated to helping you set and achieve your long-term goals.

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School often feels like a one-size-fits-all approach – and maybe one that hasn’t fit your needs. We’ll help connect you to a safe, engaging environment with culturally-responsive and trauma-informed practices where you can learn in the way that works best for you.

East County Bridges
A program of Multnomah Education Service District (MESD)
11611 NE Ainsworth Circle
Portland, OR 97220

EastCountyBridges@mesd.k12.or.us | 503-389-3398

East County Bridges prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans’ status, parental or marital status or age.