Young Roots Oregon is dedicated to creatively helping young families build healthy foundations

Meet our Staff

Andrea Bartell, Executive Director

Andrea Bartell

Executive Director
Blanca Sanchez, MomRoots Program Director

Blanca Sanchez

Program Director
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Jonathan Eick, DadRoots Program Director

Jonathan Eick

Program Director

Catherine Weber, KidRoots Children's Program Director

Catherine Weber

KidRoots Program Director
Sarah Mosser, Grant Writer

Sarah Mosser

Grant Manager
Breanna Volkers, ParentingRoots Development Program Coordinator

Breanna Volkers

ParentingRoots Development Program Coordinator
Brian Villanueva, Transportation Coordinator

Brian Villanueva

Transportation Coordinator
Nick Anderson, Parent Mentor, Fathering specific

Nick Anderson

Parent Mentor
Araceli Robels, Early Learning Coach

Araceli Robles

Early Learning Coach
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Liz Espinosa

Liz Espinosa

Peer Spanish Language Support Staff
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A Youth Development Study done by the Search Institute found that for every dollar invested in youth development, society saves $10 on costs down the road.

Supporting young families costs U.S. taxpayers between $9.4 and $28 billion a year through public assistance payments, lost tax revenue, and greater expenditures for public health care, foster care, and criminal justice services (U.S Health and Human Services). But the U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers Program outlines that culturally specific social support and school-based programs are the proven way communities can help alleviate many problems associated with adolescent pregnancy and parenting.

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We use PayPal to securely accept donations. You can create a recurring monthly gift or give a one-time donation. We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation. You will receive an end of the year donation receipt via email for your tax benefit for collective donations of $250 or more per year.

Thank you for partnering with us in creating a more equitable and supportive community for young families to thrive!