What We Do

Applied Learning

By connecting schools and districts to industry partners, Connected Lane County helps students understand the application of their in-classroom learning and prepares them for their postsecondary lives and careers through out-of-classroom experiences, career-connected learning, and educator enrichment.

Our core programs include Elevate, which creates career-connected learning opportunities for youth; Navigate, which offers a variety of case management services to youth facing significant barriers to success; and Spark, which brings community, education, & industry together through innovation, education, and hands-on learning.

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Elevate Virtual Tour Screen Capture

Success Stories

“I was like, okay, what I’m doing is helpful. I mean, you’re guiding these kids to their future, and so many of them, especially being down here, they don’t even have a clear path of what they want to do. Those tours give me an opportunity to give them insight into things they might want to do for their life.”

— Angela Dennis, Creswell School District

Who We Are

Connected Lane County is a mission-driven organization striving to improve outcomes for underserved youth in Lane County. Our team, board of directors, and partners are passionate and motivated to impact change.

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Our Impact

Our Work

We partnered with Dialogues in Action starting in 2019 to analyze our impact on the Lane County community, spending months compiling data and interviewing Elevate participants. It’s a comprehensive look at how Connected Lane County has influenced our community.

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