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Alumna’s student-built tiny houses help Right 2 Dream Too settle into its new home

June 20, 2017

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Kayla Stolte, MAT ’11, and her Tech Geometry class from Benson High School played a key part in Right 2 Dream Too’s recent transition to a new location. Over the past two years, Stolte’s students have been building tiny houses as a way to apply the geometry principles they learn in class to a real-life scenario. When Right 2 Dream Too recently faced eviction and needed to relocate, Stolte saw an opportunity to help and donated 10 new tiny homes, constructed by her freshman class, to the cause.

“I’m inspired daily by (the students’) work. They went from not knowing how to use power tools to building ten units from the ground up,” Stolte said. “It’s their kindness for each other and the community. They do this for the community, and it also builds their community.”

Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo) was established on World Homeless Action Day, October 10, 2011. They are a nonprofit organization operating a space that provides refuge and a safe place to rest or sleep undisturbed for Portland’s unhoused community who cannot access affordable housing or shelter.

To learn more about Right 2 Dream Too’s transition to their new location, as reported by the Oregonian, see full article here.

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