The Southern Oregon Success RAC has a mission to weave together the talent, expertise and resources of the entire community to promote the well-being, academic and life success of their children, youth and families.
South Oregon Success Josephine, Jackson Counties
Story: The Southern Oregon Success RAC spanning Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties, brought community members from multiple sectors together to ensure that their high school youth are connected with the appropriate supports and services that will allow them to graduate and transition to a career and/or post-secondary training/education. Teams conducted interviews at every high school in the three counties and identified priority issues related to student needs regarding mental health, business connections, and social services, amongst others. Southern Oregon Success then helped schools share their results with the community and assigned each school a team and a liaison to work together to connect students to existing community supports and services.
Education: Medford, Central Point, Rogue River, Eagle Point, and Grants Pass school districts; Kids Unlimited–VIBES Charter School; Southern Oregon Educational Service District; Rogue CC; Southern Oregon University, Oregon Tech.Community: ACCESS, CASA, Kid Time Discovery Experience, Child Care Resource Network, Jackson County Comm. on Children & Families, Josephine County Comm. on Children & Families, Gordon Elwood Found., SOESD Early Childhood Services of Josephine County, DESD Child Development Services/ Jackson County EI/ECSE, Down Syndrome Assn. of Southern Oregon, Southern Oregon Head Start & Early Head Start, Southern Oregon Early Learning Services, DHS District 8, OnTrack, Families &Communities, Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, Roots & Wings Child Development Center, Imagine That–Creative Children’s Center, Healthy Families Jackson County Nurse Family Partnership, Family Nurturing Center, La Clinica, Listo, Community Works, College Dreams, Family Solutions, Hearts with a Mission, Jackson County Library Foundation, Junior Achievement, Magdalene Home, Mediation Works, Maslow Project, Red Cross of Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley YMCA, Youth for Christ, Phoenix Journey Church, Coordinated Care Organizations, Oregon Community Foundation, Jefferson Regional Health Alliance, Josephine County Public Health, Kairos, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority, Planned Parenthood, Siskiyou Community Health Center, United Way of Jackson County, Jackson County Juvenile Justice, Josephine County Juvenile Justice, Josephine County Prevention Council.Business and Industry: Rogue Workforce Partnership, Job Council, Job Corps, Sustainable Valley Technology Group, SOREDI, Oregon Employment Department.