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Student Ambassadors

Apply to Become a 2020-21 Blanchet House Student Ambassador

Begin your application HERE.

        • Application Deadline: May 31st, 11:59pm
        • Required: Letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or mentor
        • Term: June 2020 through May 2021
        • Commitment: 5 meetings, prompt communication, and participation in projects

Email for more information.

Blanchet House Student Ambassadors 2019

What Are Our Ambassadors Working On?

Blanchet House high school student ambassadors create mission-related projects geared toward building community and awareness. Ambassadors host clothing drives at their schools, interview policymakers, create classes to build understanding of homelessness and much more.

Hannah Cooper, Aisha Fukushima, Asukulu Songolo and M’munga Songolo

Human Dignity Summit

Hannah Cooper hosted a Beauty Beyond Size workshop at Central Catholic’s human dignity summit.


Coat & Blanket Drive

Lance Paglinawan with Jesuit High School Portland students and staff collected 8 bags of warm coats and blankets to hand out to our meal and housing guests.

Erika Bahena and Joann Hardesty

Video Interview

Wilson High School junior Erika Bahena interviewed Portland City Councilor Joann Hardesty

Thank you to our guest speakers and mentors

  • Calli Helldobler, Central City Concern, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Office Matthew Jacobsen, Portland Police Bureau, Neighborhood Response Team
  • Lizzy Acker, The Oregonian, Journalist
  • Ryan Deibert, Joint Office of Homeless Services, A Home for Everyone


Are you a professional working in the social services sector who would be interested in speaking to our group of ambassadors? Email Emily at

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