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Central City Concern has more than 40 years of nationally recognized expertise in the fields of affordable housing, health care, recovery and employment services for people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder. We seek to share that knowledge as part of our mission to make systemic change and transform lives.

Learning opportunities

CCC staff are often available to share their expertise in the following ways:

  • Speaking at public events and conferences.
  • Serving as experts for panels or media reports.
  • Leading tours of Central City Concern programs.

To request a tour or a Central City Concern speaker, please fill out the form below. We will contact you based on available opportunities. Please note that opportunities for touring CCC are currently limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Academic partnerships

We’re proud to call ourselves a teaching organization. CCC hosts more than 200 learners from local partner colleges and universities each year. These schools select and assign students to work with us in our pharmacy, primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and public policy programs. We currently receive learners from the following schools:

  • National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).
  • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM).
  • Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
  • Pacific University.
  • Portland Community College (PCC).
  • Portland State University (PSU).

If you attend one of these schools, please contact your advisor for more information about how to learn with us.

Internships at CCC outside of these academic partnerships are rare. Recruitment for these opportunities occurs through social media.

For any questions about student learning with CCC, email academiclearners@ccconcern.org.

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