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Latest News

Caldera was the recipient of a 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award. Click here to read more.

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.

Caldera Honors Nancy Wilgenbusch

March 17, 2017

Caldera mourns the loss of longtime Board Member Nancy Wilgenbusch, who passed away on February 4.

2017 Arts Integration Symposium

March 3, 2017

Are you a high school or middle school teacher in Oregon? Interested in learning more about how to integrate art into your classes? Register now for Caldera’s 2017 Arts Integration Symposium on Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21 at our Arts Center in Central Oregon.

Now Hiring for Caldera’s Next Executive Director

February 6, 2017

Caldera seeks a visionary Executive Director to provide strong strategic leadership to Caldera, give voice to Caldera’s mission and equity work, oversee all organizational operations, and build interest in financial, programmatic, and community-based support for the organization. Now accepting applications through February 28, 2017. Click here for more details on how to apply.

Executive Director, Tricia Snell, Says Farewell to Caldera

January 31, 2017

Caldera’s Executive Director of the past ten years, Tricia Snell, will be stepping down this spring. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, Tricia is proud to leave the organization in a position of strength, with a solid and integral staff and board who are committed to supporting Caldera’s continued success.

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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. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Caldera. 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.