Student Ambassadors

Blanchet House’s Student Ambassadors engage in projects to bring awareness and nuance to issues related to homelessness and to build support in their communities.

Violet Ashley St. Mary’s Academy
Braeden Carter Oregon Episcopal School
Lizzy Dellit Jesuit High School
Kainat Deo St. Mary’s Academy
Stella Dombrow Catlin Gabel
Ayiana Henderson Central Catholic High School
Gabe Gonzales Franklin High School
Ashley Kang Camas High School
Veronika Lizier-Zmudzinski Jesuit High School
Emerson Miller Benson Polytechnic High School
Kaylee Nguyen Sunset High School
Brooke Plasse Lake Oswego High School
Sierra Smith Lincoln High School
Paige Suckling Grant High School
Sashank Suravaram International School of Beaverton
Stella Tinker Cleveland High School
Natasha Tomlinson Riverdale High School
Abby Wen Westview High School

Meet the Ambassadors

Student Ambassador Projects

Blanchet House student ambassadors create mission-related projects geared toward building community and awareness. Ambassadors host clothing drives at their schools, organize events to build an understanding of homelessness, develop unique fundraisers, and much more.

Kaylee Nguyen - Student Ambassador Drive

Project PDX

Kaylee Nguyen started Project PDX at her high school to help people living homeless. “I realized that there wasn’t a club that solely focuses on homelessness.” So far, Project PDX has collected supplies, made care kits, and raised funds for Blanchet House.

Violet Ashley, Student Ambassador

Coat Drive

Violet Ashley, a junior at St. Mary’s Academy, hosted a winter coat drive at her high school. She dropped off 218 pounds of coats for Blanchet House to hand out to guests experiencing homelessness. Violet also regularly volunteers to help serve dinner.

Tom Thake, Student Ambassador

Shirts for Shelter

Senior Tom Thake created Shirts for Shelter, a t-shirt fundraiser. Tom and his classmates at Grant High School hand-printed the image they designed and donated the profits to Blanchet House. Learn more.

Sabina Alamo-Selis, Student Ambassdor

Sack Lunch Drive

Sabina Alamo-Selis hosted a sack lunch drive with her leadership class at Alliance High School. The class is participating in the CommuniCare program to develop leadership skills through grantmaking.

Other Ambassador Happenings

Student Ambassadors also participate in activities to learn more about Blanchet House programs and connect deeper with our work.

Student Ambassadors Group Volunteering - 2022-2023 cohort

Volunteer Service

The 2022-2023 Student Ambassadors have been volunteering together in the Blanchet House cafe serving meals to our guests experiencing housing and food insecurity.

Student Ambassadors learn about Beekeeping at Blanchet Farm

Beekeeping at Blanchet Farm

The 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors joined volunteer beekeeper Katy Fackler and Blanchet Farm residents to learn more about the Blanchet Farm beekeeping program.

Student Ambassadors Visit Blanchet Farm

Blanchet Farm Visit

Ambassadors went on a tour guided by our Farm Manager Ross Sears, met the animals, and painted ornaments in the woodshop.

Want to learn more about our Student Ambassador program? Email gthuillier@blanchethouse.org.