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South Lane

Congratulations to a South Lane Star!

13 Feb 2019
Congratulations to South Lane team member and Welcome Baby Box star Ana Maria Dudley for receiving the First Citizen Award from the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce for her dedication to developing a secure network for Cottage Grove’s Latino community to seek educational opportunities and access to health care. “How lucky I am to live a community where all of us can make an effort to make sure that all of our citizens, no matter what their status, can get help and that all of us are here to support them?” Ana Maria said - and then acknowledged the contributions of her fellow community members, adding “I couldn’t do this without you.” 90by30 is so lucky to have Ana Maria as part of our...

Rachel Nordquist

Rachel currently serves as the coordinator of the South Lane Regional Leadership Team and is spearheading the Welcome Baby Box effort in the region. Previously, as the owner of NordCo Enterprises, she consulted with start-up businesses to provide online, digital, and social media marketing expertise. She has also worked for Disney Interactive and now calls Cottage Grove home.

South Lane Spreading Roots of Empathy

3 Jan 2019
West Lane isn't the only region to receive recognition for its Roots of Empathy program. The Cottage Grove Sentinel recently covered the effort in South Lane. The article points out that students often use their observations about the baby's development to reflect on their own emotions. Scott Hoffman, a second-grade teacher at Harrison Elementary, notes that empathy comes into play because "the baby can’t tell you how he’s feeling, he doesn’t have the language. So, it’s an opportunity for the kids to think how do you tell how a baby might be feeling?” As the article explains: Spending the year with a baby who started its class visits between two and three months old means second-graders can...

A Thank You from South Lane

19 Nov 2018
One of the greatest gifts of working with the community is hearing about the impact 90by30's efforts have on our neighbors. South Lane Regional Leadership Team Coordinator Rachel Nordquist recently received this email from a father whose family was touched by the gift of the Welcome Baby Box. My name is Travis and I am father to baby Juniper. My wife Amy and I welcomed her into the world on the fifth of November. Alan Baas put us in touch with your organization shortly before Juniper was due to arrive. Amy met up with you and I was informed it was all very positive and welcoming. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to see her and also sending her home with all of these treasures. One...

Welcome Baby Box Workgroup Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Bi-monthly workgroup meeting for Welcome Baby Box team.

Welcome Baby Box Workgroup Meeting

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Bi-monthly workgroup meeting for South Lane Welcome Baby Box team.

CAPM: South Lane Pinwheel Garden Planting

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
April is Child Abuse Prevention month, help us decorate downtown Cottage Grove. Meet @ Bell Tower on Main street (across from Book Mine) @ 11:00 to join in the fun.

South Lane Regional Team Meeting

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm