Oregon Community Foundation Hires Community Engagement Coordinator

Ewnetu Tsegaw was born and raised in Bahirdar, Ethiopia, where he completed his elementary, high school and undergraduate education. After completing his graduate studies in Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University in 2013, he moved to Idaho to pursue further education. Following the completion of his graduate studies in Pocatello, Idaho, he moved to Kansas where he worked for a non-profit organization. Ewnetu first visited Oregon in the summer of 2013 and fell in love with the beautiful greenery and landscape. Three years later, he moved to Portland, a place he now calls home away from home.
Ewnetu joined OCF in mid-March as a Community Engagement Coordinator for OCF’s GO Kids project. He will be working with GO Kids volunteers in four regions—Eastern Oregon, Central Oregon, Metropolitan Portland and the Southern Willamette Valley areas. Ewnetu is passionate about social justice, global development, and Ethiopian food.