Welcome Tarrell Dawson





Constructing Hope has hired Tarrell Dawson as the new Administrative Coordinator. Dawson is a native of Southeast Portland. He attended Portland Community College – Sylvania, obtaining a 1-year career path certification in computer applications, and is finishing his Associate’s Degree in web and graphic design. Tarrell has lived in the Portland-Metro area his entire life and was originally attending PCC’s Firefighter Program, however, due to a severe right knee injury, he could no longer continue that career path.
After returning from his knee injury, Tarrell still had a passion for assisting others and felt Constructing Hope was a great fit to fulfill those goals. He began with the Program as an intern and quickly adapted and loved his role, which naturally made him a good permanent addition to the Constructing Hope team. He has 10 years of experience working with youth at Portland Parks and Recreation as a sports instructor and recently supervised Constructing Hope’s Summer Youth Program, which as a major success.
We are happy to have him aboard!