PCRI Resident Joins Portland Green Building Tour

July 22, 2011 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

Around PCRI, we’re always eager to share great stories about our staff and residents, but we’re especially enthusiastic when they’re about PCRI youth.  As one might expect, when we heard through the grapevine that Marius, a PCRI youth, joined forces with the City of Portland as their Green Building events Intern, we were excited.  And as we learned more, the connections back to PCRI just kept popping out.

Marius and his family came to the United States a year and half ago from the Congo and lived in Tanzania for eight years before that.  Since he’s been in Portland, Marius has been chalking up some pretty impressive accomplishments: he graduated at the top of his class this June from David Douglas High School and he’s on the Multnomah Youth Commission.  He’s received a Future Connect PCC scholarship where he will begin in the fall taking pre-pharmacy and other general classes.

At the City of Portland, Marius will be working closely with Valerie Garrett, the Regional Green Building Hotline Coordinator.  (Valerie also has ties to PCRI: she is a former staff member). Marius will be learning about green building and climate change during his internship and will assist Valerie with outreach, public relations and recruiting of volunteers for the 2011 Build It Green! Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 24 (PCRI has participated twice on the home tour, but we’re sitting it out this year).

Of course, we extend our congratulations to Marius on his internship and we know he’ll be in good hands working with Valerie!

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