St Mary Academy
St. Mary's Academy is Oregon's oldest continuously-operating secondary school. A nationally recognized school of excellence, St. Mary's is an established Catholic all-girls college preparatory high school that readies students for the future.
With a 146-year tradition of educating young women, St. Mary's continues to serve a diverse school community and offer a challenging academic program, which fosters the development of the whole person. St. Mary's is large enough to provide a wide variety of experiences yet small enough to focus on the individual needs of each and every student.
In a nurturing and supportive environment, the faculty and staff challenge students to exceed their potential and provide them with skills, strength, and resources to meet those challenges.
St. Mary's twelve pioneer Holy Names Sisters' vision for the future, determination, and spirit of sacrifice made it possible for St. Mary's to shape the lives of more than 10,000 young women since 1859.
Institute of Christian Muslim understanding (ICMU), Oregon
Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, Oregon
Jewish Renewal (PNAI), Oregon
Oregon Episcopal School, Oregon
Oregon Episcopal School is to prepare students with promise for higher education and lifelong learning and to enhance their intellectual, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and artistic growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Muslim Educational Trust (MET), Oregon
The Muslim Educational Trust (MET) is a community-based organization that functions to educate Muslims and non-Muslims about Islam. MET works to bring together and to serve the entire Portland Muslim community. They describe their mission as follows: "MET is dedicated to the betterment of our society, and strives to achieve its purpose through education in the broadest sense, through cooperation and networking, and through programs which benefit both Muslim and non-Muslim people of the greater Portland area."
Bilal Mosque Association, Oregon
The Bilal Mosque has the second-largest capacity among mosques and Islamic centers located in the greater Portland area. An estimated two to three hundred families attend the mosque and participate in its events. The Bilal Mosque is characterized by its leadership's strong focus on family and children, as well as by the diversity within its community. They are currently the only mosque in Portland without a designated imam (religious leader). The leaders of the Bilal Mosque made a conscious decision not to have an imam so as to prevent a "polarization of the community" and to promote an accepting environment in which people could follow their own legal school or interpretation of Islam. Since September 11, 2001, they have participated in over 200 interfaith events and have taken an active leadership role in representing the Muslim community to the broader Portland community and media.
Islamic Society of Greater Portland (ISGP), Oregon
ISGP is the oldest official Muslim organization in Oregon. It aims to provide an environment for social engagement and friendship between Muslims.
ISGP is non-profit organization to promote closer understanding among all Muslims in the Greater Portland area and to strengthen bonds of friendship and brotherhood among them, and to carry out activities and projects related to religious, social, charitable, and educational aspects of the life of the community. Also ISGP fosters cordial relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims and to promote the understanding of Islam among non-Muslims.