The University of Oregon has chosen Sisters for its Sustainable City Year Program.
The program, which just wrapped up, allowed students to get the hands-on experience of working with local city governments and organizations. About 150 students participated in the program this school year.
“We are a conduit for an aspect or a part of Oregon’s workforce. So we’re able through Skype to start exposing these students while they’re in college to what it’s like to work in a city or work with a community or a nonprofit so that they’re better prepared when they get when they graduate and they get out in the workforce,” said Megan Banks, the program’s director.
There was also a class focusing on the future of the old Sisters Elementary School building.