We found our home and community within Cascadia. When we moved here 4 years ago we began searching for a homeschool co-op right away. We found Cascadia and felt right at home with our 3 and 6 year olds. The classes were fun and interesting for our 6 year old and our toddler was welcomed and entertained by all of the families. My children and I have made lifelong friends, and we look forward to homeschooling within this loving community for many years to come.
Ericka, Non-Profit Owner, Cooperative Member
What We Offer
Cascadia Learning Cooperative aims to foster an active community of homeschooling families that work together to enhance the education and development of their children. We strive to create a safe and welcoming space where learning, creating, playing, and socializing happen naturally. We honor the different backgrounds, lifestyles and education choices that our members make and support an atmosphere of sharing and connection.
Cascadia Learning Cooperative is a part-time secular program following the Agile Learning Center model for Eugene-Springfield area homeschoolers and unschoolers ages 5 to 16.
We are an active learning community with a high level of parent involvement.
We are designed to be supplemental to the learning that families are doing independently, and do not offer a complete curriculum.
We are open three days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Children take a variety of classes such as language arts, math, sciences, geography, art, social studies, and theater, plus have plenty of time to socialize and play outside.
Children can come for 2 or 3 full days. Children ages 5-6 have the option of attending Wednesdays only.
We value social justice and celebrate diversity at Cascadia.
Meet Our Founder
Melissa saw the need for an organized homeschool and unschool community program in Eugene and drew from her extensive knowledge and experience to create Cascadia Learning Cooperative. As well as teaching for over 15 years, Melissa founded and ran a democratic school in Michigan, which is still open today. She is also the mom of two lovely children who graduated from Cascadia. Although she is no longer our director, she remains an active consultant to the current director and a dearly loved community member.
Meet Our Director
Lucina is thrilled that her family is a part of such a vibrant community. She has been homeschooling her children from the start and is committed to creating a space where families feel safe, supported, and engaged. Lucina is a midwife and lactation consultant who taught at the college level and ran a free standing breastfeeding center where students were trained in providing lactation care. She also founded and ran an English school for children and youth in Merida, Venezuela. Her passion is working with families and she has done that for 20 years in both healthcare and education. Currently, her two sons attend Cascadia and her two year old daughter is an integral part of the action.