January Newsletter


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New Year New Collaborations

Do you know of an under utilized service/opportunity? Do you need community support to help your organization thrive? The La Center United Coalition will be holding a community forum where local individuals and business can have a chance to voice their opportunities as well as their needs. The idea for this meeting is that La Center united would like to help the community identify specific areas needing services so as to help bridge the gaps.

When: Thursday, January 9th, 2020 5:30-6:30pm

Where: K-8 Library

If you have any questions please contact Mercedes Zahler, Coalition Coordinator at Mercedes.zahler@esd112.org or 1-360-949-1563

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La Center United Night at Moda

Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns

Tuesday March 10th, 2020


Come Join fellow La Center United supporters as the trail Blazers take on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, March 10th! With each ticket purchased a portion will be donated back to La Center United Coalition.

All Participants will receive special savings and the opportunity to enter the arena 30 minutes early to watch warm ups close up.

Visit : https://groupmatics.events/event/lcu

Order Deadline: Friday February 7th
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Youth Film Screening


Teens, and people who support teens.


Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.


ESD 112 Conference Center

2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver WA 98661

More Info

Christopher Belisle, 60-952-3587, Christopher.belisle@esd112.org

Join us in reviewing six youth-directed and led short films (5-10 minute) about teen mental health. Reflect on the films and grapple with open questions about the experiences of teens in our community. Review local data and hear stories from our teens. Themes include depression, anxiety, eating disorders and bullying. Build capacity to talk with teens about such issues and collaborate as a community to support teens. Films are provided by the United Kingdom Into Films, Moving Minds series. www.intofilm.org.teen mental health film screening

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Positive Community Norms Institute Scheduled in Olympia, WA March 20-22, 2019

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is sponsoring a 2 1/2-day Positive Community Norms Institute (PCNI) scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 - Friday, March 22 at The Evergreen State College Longhouse, Olympia, WA. The deadline for registrations is Tuesday, March 12, at 5 PM.

For more information and to register, please go to this SurveyMonkey link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XSL2DTN.

This training is the start of a seven-months-long training and technical assistance initiative to build capacity for delivering PCN messaging across the state. Following the March 2019 PCNI, there will be monthly training and technical assistance events as well as direct access to coaching from experts in PCN and community assessment.

The PCNI is a free training sponsored by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The Montana Institute, a global leader in PCN development and training, has been contracted to provide the training and ongoing technical assistance.

For more information

Contact Scott Waller, Program Manager, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, swaller@wtsc.wa.gov, (360) 725-9885

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SW Region CADCA Youth Leadership Institute

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SW CADCA Youth Leadership Institute


Youth coalition or community volunteers, youth leaders, adult chaperones.


Monday, June 22nd, 2020 through

Wednesday June 24th, 2020 overnight. 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

*All three days attendance required


Lewis & Clark College 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. Portland, OR

More Information

$500 registration per person

Registration includes lodging, meals,

CADCA trainers and materials.

Contact: Leanne Reid, Coordinator Leanne.reid@esd112.org

2 days: Youth Leadership Key Essentials

Youth will gain knowledge and skills utilizing the strategic prevention framework in order to build capacity and implement prevention strategies in their own communities.

1 day: Photovoice Training

This training will include an additional component that teaches valuable community assessment and a powerful change advocating tool called Photovoice. One full day will be spent on utilizing Photography as a means for social change. This will quip youth to use their “photovoice” to create change and evaluate prevention interventions. A regional photovoice competition to showcase what is mastered in this training is being planned for 2020-2021.

La Center United

Our Mission:

Inspiring our community to be safe, healthy and resilient

Preventing destructive behavior through open access to education and environmental strategies

Supporting those in need, sharing ideas, and offering help

Our Vision:

A healthy and resilient community for youth and families