Congratulations To Our Newly selected managers for 2017-2018

Congratulations to Sophie Damon and Colton Craigmyle, the new manager and assistant manager for Switchback for the school year of 2017-2018! We are so excited for these two on this adventure in their senior year! Sophie will be the manager in charge of operations, and Colton will help Sophie with operations support as the assistant manager. This will be Sophie’s 4th year helping with Switchback. She wants to one day be a…

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Switchback Welcomes New Board Member

Switchback Computer Cafe is pleased to announce the selection of Vicky Porter R.N. as our new board member effective June 01. 2017. Vicky began her nursing career in 1984, graduating from the Good Samaritan School Of Nursing with her B.S.N. Her career started at Salem Hospital where she worked for seven years before accepting a new position at Tillamook Adventist Hospital. Vicky currently works in the home health care division. Vicky brings…

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Switchback Seniors Class Of 2017

This year Switchback will say goodbye to seven seniors who have worked with us over the last four years. Their dedication and tireless efforts to give up their lunch hours and come to school before it even starts to help run Switchback will be greatly missed. Congratulations to: Austin Fawcett, Manager. Austin will be going to Western Oregon University this fall to purse a degree in nursing. Austin plans to…

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SwitchBack in the #HourofCode!

Yesterday, SwitchBack founder Debbie Fawcett and board member Ryan Hasvold led over 40 students in a guided Hour of Code program, sponsored by Code.Org. The purpose of the Hour of Code is to provide a one-hour introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming for anyone, across all ages and over 180 countries. Because this ties in directly with SwitchBack’s mission of empowering underprivileged youth, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to partner…

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Switchback Student Gets Local Job at Rosie's!

Brenden, a student barista at Switchback Computer Cafe, has just earned a job at local coffee shop Rosie’s Mountain Coffee House! Congratulations to Brenden! Before being hired, Brenden was asked about the kind of equipment he has worked on and his experience with coffee making. Thanks to his access to our new, industry-recognized coffee and espresso equipment, Brenden was able to demonstrate industry experience and be recognized for his skills. Additionally,…

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New Heating and A/C, just in time!

Just in time for the bad weather ahead, we’ve upgraded our heating and A/C unit! The improved heating means better circulation, so we won’t need our strategically placed fans to move the air around anymore. And, with the addition of A/C, we are excited to be able to keep Switchback comfortable all year long! Feel free to stop on by and take advantage of the warmth, and maybe order a…

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New Coffee Equipment–Thank You SCYFA!

Thanks to the Santiam Canyon Youth and Family Alliance (SCYFA), Switchback has upgraded with a brand new set of coffee equipment! We installed a new espresso machine, coffee grinder, and advanced water filtration system that should make our coffee drinks even more delicious! Check out a few pictures of the installation, then come on by and see for yourself.

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Another Great Year Helping With The Alumni Tournment

We had another great turnout for this year’s Alumni Tournament! Thank you to everyone who came and visited us at Switchback–you made it a great success! We even had a few of Switchback’s board members behind the bar helping out, and it was great for them to see firsthand how much fun we all have here. Our barista team was busy all weekend serving coffee, Italian sodas, hot chocolate, and…

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It's Time For The Annual Alumni Tournament Hosted By Switchback

Come see our board of directors working in Switchback,this weekend, Nov 13-15th 2015. Every year the local school district, Santiam Canyon School District welcomes back alumni to a basketball and volleyball tournament.  What a great opportunity to see what the students’ learn and how they work to gains skills. Thank you SBCC Board members for committing to this weekend!

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SBCC is getting A/C and a new Heating system

We are looking forward to the installation of a new heating system, just in time for the weather changes here in the cascade mountains. In addition, to the heating system we will now have A/C. No more fans strategically places to move here around hot air.

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