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Friends of the Children Central Oregon names new executive director

New Friends of the Children Central Oregon Executive Director Rachel Cardwell
Friends of the Children Central Oregon
New Friends of the Children Central Oregon Executive Director Rachel Cardwell

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Friends of the Children Central Oregon is excited to announce that Rachel Cardwell has been named the new executive director of Friends of the Children Central Oregon

Rachel and Kim Hatfield (founding executive director) will co-direct, the organization in the upcoming months to ensure a smooth transition.

The two leaders will determine when the final torch will be passed, at which point Kim will become the director of finance and operations. 

Rachel and Kim are fully committed to a smooth transition which will drive the long-term no matter what pledge to Friends of the Children Central Oregon youth.  

Rachel brings direct service with youth experiencing poverty, fund development expertise, higher education experience and a palpable passion for the Friends of the Children mission to this role.

Friends of the Children is a "21 Cares for Kids" partner.

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  1. Please help our Central Oregon Children learn to read, write and do math. Write to the Gov. about this-Gov. Kate Brown signed a law to allow Oregon students to graduate without proving they can write or do math. She doesn’t want to talk about it.
    By Hillary Borrud The Oregonian — Gov. Kate Brown, quietly signed a bill on July 14 that suspends a requirement for Oregon students to demonstrate reading, writing and math proficiency in order to receive a diploma. For the next five years, an Oregon high school diploma will be no guarantee that the student who earned it can read, write or do math at a high school level. Gov.

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