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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