The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
- Leo Rosten
 

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop services and strategies that mitigate the needs of disadvantaged single parents and their children by providing employment, education, and emergency support services, and thereby, reduce racism and discrimination.

The Brooks Foundation takes a leadership role in building the strength of our community through assistance, education and employment. The members of the Brooks Foundation are all leaders in the greater Portland community, working for change and betterment for our minority population.

Board of Directors

Samuel Brooks
Margaret Brooks
Simone Brooks
Marion Brooks
Maxine Fitzpatrick
Janet Gillespie
Katherine Guenther
Jorge Guerra
Modena Perry