SCPS Participates in Internship Program with De La Salle North Catholic High School

Update: SCPS would like to congratulate T’aira Turner, our student intern from De La Salle North Catholic High School, on her acceptance into the nursing program at Seattle Pacific University!  We are proud to have T’aira as part of our team this year and have no doubt that she will be a wonderful addition to the Seattle Pacific student body!

We are delighted to participate this year for the first time in the Corporate Internship Program with De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland.

DLA-NorthThe school provides a quality education for approximately 330 motivated, college-bound students from north/northeast Portland and Clark County, many of whom are underserved and would not have an opportunity to receive a similar education elsewhere.

  • Most of the students live in poverty.
  • Students offset the cost of their education by working one day each week in a Corporate Internship at over 80 businesses like Nike, and OnPoint Community Credit Union, and now, Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery.
  • The majority of the students are African American, Latino or Asian.

The school year is extended to ensure that the work does not compromise their education.  Students who graduate from De La Salle are not only prepared to succeed in college, they have pertinent work experience which will help them when they enter the workplace.  While the majority of the students who attend De La Salle North Catholic High School enter two, and sometimes three, academic years behind, 100% of last year’s seniors were accepted to college.

Currently, De La Salle North has eight students from Clark County.  All receive financial aid to attend.