Hello Neighbor Project

It all begins with a simple hello ...

Hello Neighbor, the creative brainchild of artist Julie Keefe, introduces neighbors to each other, engages youth, and helps develop a more connected community. The City of Beaverton’s Arts Program and Hello Neighbor, through a generous grant provided by The Nike Community Impact Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, collaborated with HomePlate Youth Services to bring photojournalism classes to the Wednesday drop-in space at Merlo Station High School. This project allowed youth to learn valuable life skills, better understand each other as well as the community members they interviewed, and explore their local community.

Hello Neighbor photo album

We encourage you to say hello to the next person you meet!

A very special thank you to HomePlate staff and volunteers, Global Art of Dance, Self-Determination Resources, Inc., Beaverton City Library, Beaverton Activities Center, Merlo Station High School, Merlo Station Apartment Complex, The Clean Slate Group, The Wrap Agency and Caldera.

Generous funding by the City of Beaverton, Beaverton Arts and Culture Foundation and The Nike Community Impact Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

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