What we do: CardsCook is Portland’s first entirely student led program working to fight hunger in young adults. Over the past two years, students at Lincoln High School have partnered with Portland Public Schools, Oregon Food Bank and Clay Street Table to create meals and classes for the underprivledged youth. The meals we cook are […]

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Last week I taught a class about marketing. Several students said that they wanted to learn about marketing so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to put a lesson together to talk marketing strategies and ideas. I taught my class about different marketing strategies and showed several ad campaigns that showcased the different ad techniques. These […]

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Intolerable Tolerance

Last month, Cards Cook received a several thousand dollar grant to fight homelessness in Portland. Oregon Food Bank gave the CC (Cards Cook) team the money to set up a “solutions feast” where people in the homeless community come and discuss how to fix this problem. Since then, I have been racking my brain, searching […]

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Field Trips

Photo of my class recently at a field trip. We visited Portland Juice Company. PJC is a cold pressed juice business run by women working to increase the health of Portlanders. They have a location on the Nike Campus where they sell out almost every day.  

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Starting

In 1997, Steve Jobs famously said in an interview with Businessweek Magazine “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” I have found this to be true. When I was starting Cards Cook, I asked my friends and classmates if they would be interested in participating one […]

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Knowing when not to fold

One of the best things that I have been learning over the past several months as a teacher has been figuring out when to take advice and when to not listen to others. Most of the time, it’s the latter. I got an email three weeks into class from a student who wasn’t liking the […]

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Stubborn absence

Three people have left my class since I started teaching, and it’s all my fault.   The first person left because I was too stubborn. I am trying to work on this personality trait, as I feel like it is very challenging to get right. There is a fine line that must be towed when […]

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