Thanks to your support, for nine years The Pangaea Project successfully provided powerful programs for hundreds of at risk Portland youth, sending more than 70 abroad. As we wrote to you earlier this year, a shortage of funding made it impossible for Pangaea to continue to offer its programs of World CLASS and Intercultural inspiration. The Board of Directors, however, was committed to finding a way to offer the core elements of Pangaea's program to this population of underserved youth. We are pleased to inform you that Pangaea's program model and resources have been transferred to the International Carpe Diem Foundation (ICDF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based here in Portland, Oregon.
The Pangaea Project and ICDF have a shared vision of engaging economically challenged youth in local and international experiential education opportunities as well as promoting the development of leadership skills and global awareness, and fostering a commitment to social change. Through ICDF, Portland youth will continue to have a powerful opportunity to step out of their comfort zones, test their strengths, change their lives, and change the world. With the support of its sister organization Carpe Diem Education, ICDF will offer a program similar to The Pangaea Project to high-school graduates. By providing transformational education opportunities to low-income high-school graduates from the Portland Metro area through full scholarships, ICDF strives to break the barriers of intergenerational poverty and inspire our future community leaders to be the change they wish to see in the world.
The mission of The Pangaea Project will live on through ICDF, and we encourage you to stay connected to an organization changing the lives of youth from low-income families. Please explore their website at www.carpefoundation.org and Facebook, or call 971-279-4580.
It's not without some sadness that we sign off as The Pangaea Project Board of Directors, but we must remember that, together, we changed lives. Please do follow the trajectory of the International Carpe Diem Foundation, as we are convinced that they will have a powerful impact on our community's young people.
Very sincerely and thankfully,
The Pangaea Project Board of Directors
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