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Latest News

How Can Caldera’s AiR Program Better Serve Artists of Color?

May 25, 2017

As part of Caldera’s work to increase racial equity across all parts of our organization, we recognized that our Artists in Residence (AiR) Program needed to be more welcoming and accessible to artists of color. Click here to read about the exciting work done around this topic by our 2017 Golden Spot Artists in Residence.

New Board Members Join Caldera

May 5, 2017

This quarter, Caldera’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members: Joy Fowler, VP and Diversity Program Manager for Umpqua Bank, and Scott Howard, co-founder of Kivel & Howard LLP.

Caldera Welcomes New Executive Director Brian Detman

April 20, 2017

After conducting a nationwide search, Caldera is proud to announce the selection of new Executive Director Brian Detman. Brian succeeds Tricia Snell, who has been Executive Director for the past ten years.

Now Hiring: 2017 Camp Caldera Staff

April 10, 2017

We’re hiring for Camp Caldera 2017 staff! Seasonal open positions include: Youth Advocate, Artist Assistant, Lifeguard, Challenge Course Facilitator, Kitchen Staff, and more! Click here for job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Caldera Aligns Investments with Environmental, Social, and Governance Principles

March 22, 2017

To better align Caldera’s financial activities with our core values as an organization and to help create the kind of future we envision for our youth, Caldera has moved the organization’s endowments into investments honoring Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles.

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We Believe In The Power of Creativity

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities. Our programs nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities.

Each year we support over 430 youth from Central Oregon and Portland, integrating over 100 professional youth workers, artists, and environmental specialists as mentors and teachers. In 2015, Caldera received a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama, recognizing Caldera as one of the top youth arts programs in the nation.