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Mrs. Dian Jackson (center), the widow of Rev. John  H. Jackson, the Portland religious leader known for his activism in bringing positive change to the local African American community, cuts the ribbon to the John and Dian Jackson Center on the Portland Community College Cascade Campus in north Portland.  The center will provide new classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start. Also participating in Friday’s dedication ceremony is (pictured from left)  PCC Board Director Kali Thorne Ladd, former PCC Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, current Campus President Karin Edwards and Albina Head Start Board Chair Richard Brown.

Mrs. Dian Jackson (center), the widow of Rev. John H. Jackson, the Portland religious leader known for his activism in bringing positive change to the local African American community, cuts the ribbon to the John and Dian Jackson Center on the Portland Community College Cascade Campus in north Portland. The center will provide new classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start. Also participating in Friday’s dedication ceremony is (pictured from left) PCC Board Director Kali Thorne Ladd, former PCC Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood, current Campus President Karin Edwards and Albina Head Start Board Chair Richard Brown.

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Child Development Center opens at PCC Cascade

New classrooms for Albina Head Start and Albina Early Head Start at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus will bring needed child care for people going to the north Portland school and enhance the abilities of children and their families to succeed in life.