Welcome Tarrell Dawson





Tarrell Dawson has joined Constructing Hope as its Administrative Coordinator.  Tarrell is a native of Southeast Portland and has lived his entire life in the Portland-Metro area.  He earned a career-path certification in computer applications from Portland Community College and is working on his associate’s degree in web and graphic design.  Tarrell was in PCC’s Firefighter Program, but due to a severe right knee injury, he could not continue along that career path.  After recovering from his knee injury, Tarrell still had a passion for helping others and felt that Constructing Hope provided a great opportunity to do that.  He started out as an intern, adapted quickly, and loved his role, all of which made him a natural fit for a permanent position on the Constructing Hope team.  Tarrell 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!