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Citizenship

Sustainability

My Green Lab: Introduces sustainability to the research and corporate community responsible for the world's medical and technical innovations. Laboratory facilities are the dirtiest and most energy consumptive locations on university campuses. Lumencor supports the use of efficient, non-toxic technical lighting from basic research to applied clinical diagnosis to commercial manufacturing.

A Living Tribute: We’ve all consumed enough cupcakes, so at Lumencor we celebrate our employees’ birthdays, anniversaries or thank our staff with a tree planted to honor their achievement. Working with the National Forest Foundation to ensure hundreds of trees are planted in National Forests from the Pacific Northwest to New England, we are proud to be able to honor our staff for decades to come.

Education/Mentoring

Saturday Academy: The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program connects motivated high school students with mentors in pre-professional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) internships. Roughly 40% of students are from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences. Lumencor has spent more than six years mentoring high school students in technical marketing and marketing communications.

Riverdale High School Robotics Team: An annual, student lead robotics team endeavoring to design, program, wire and build a functioning robot to compete in a “FIRST” challenge which varies from year to year.

Piece of Pi: Robotics team sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service making youth development programming available tin Washington County.

Local Community

Portland Backpack Program: A local non-profit organization that provides weekend meals to students in need. These children rely on federally-funded school lunches during the week and often go hungry on the weekends. Since its inception in 2008, the Portland Backpack Lunch Program has provided over 95,000 meals every Friday to hundreds of deserving, low-income students.

JOIN: Exists to support the efforts of individuals and families experiencing homelessness to transition into permanent housing. Lumencor supports their efforts, directed at individuals sleeping outside or in their car in the Portland Metro area, to find safe permanent residences.

Habitat for Humanity: A nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. HfH believes affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Lumencor’s staff has worked on build teams in our local area to assist with the construction off new housing for our underserved population.

Global Community

UNICEF: Hurricane Harvey- Lumencor staff and corporate gave generously to assist children in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s powerful and catastrophic destruction.

UNICEF: Hurricane Dorian- Lumencor staff and corporate gave generously to assist children in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s powerful and catastrophic destruction.

  • You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.   What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." — Jane Goodall

  • “You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.” — Galileo Galilei

  • "It's about more than food. It's about community support.” —Executive Director Diane Rheos