About this resource

Find your pathway to college and career through PDX Bridge--we'll help you get there. In this program, students who are within one year of completing high school or GED (or who have recently completed their high school credential) receive supports to transition to college and career. Students receive a college success coach and take two free dual credit college classes two evenings per week for one term. Students can take their classes either at PCC Southeast campus or Mt. Hood Community College. For more information, contact allison.trowbridge@pcc.edu or bhaktirose.dawdy@mhcc.edu.





 To be eligible for PDX Bridge, youth must be in good academic standing, within one year of high school graduation or equivalent (can be up to one year before or after completion), and fit the criteria in one of the three categories below:

l Foster care: youth who are currently 

or have previously been engaged in the foster system.

l Juvenile justice: youth who are 

currently or have previously been engaged in the juvenile justice system, or tribal and restorative justice systems.

l Homeless: youth who are or have 

been previously homeless or experienced housing instability (frequent evictions, couch surfing, staying with nonparent relatives)

Youth will be engaged in college courses and should meet a minimum of the following academic standards:

l Within one year of completing a 

diploma or GED.

l At least a 9th grade reading level.

l GED, Passing Reading/Language Arts 

Score of 145 or higher.