This is the photo story I produced to go along with my enterprise story about the Sheldon Community Center. To read the full length article, click here. To read my interview with the center’s senior program supervisor, Kim McManus, click here.
The Sheldon Community Center in Eugene, Ore., provides a variety of services and activities for the surrounding neighborhood, including carnivals yoga classes and childcare. The center is located adjacent to the Sheldon Pool and across the street from Sheldon High School on Willakenzie Road.
Decorations cover the walls of the Sheldon Community Center, where childcare and preschool is held daily.
Recreational leader Anthony Mancusso does arts and crafts with students at the Sheldon Community Center May 26. Mancusso has worked at the Center for three years and is a student at the University of Oregon.
Recreational leader Balli Notre and behavioral specialist Kevin Leonard watch students play May 26 at the Sheldon Community Center. Notre has worked at the Center for seven months and immigrated from Mumbai, India, while Leonard grew up in Eugene as a four-sport athlete at Churchill High School.
Decorations adorn the walls throughout the Sheldon Community Center. This wall in the "green room," for kindergarten students, points out a few of the main rules of the Center.
Sheldon Community Center employee Gayle Martinez helps a parent at the front desk May 26.
Recreational leader Balli Notre and behavioral specialist Kevin Leonard share a laugh at the Sheldon Community Center May 26.
The gym at the Sheldon Community Center is seen here May 26. Recently, the Center started hosting basketball open gyms for local middle schools and high schools.
A Sheldon Community Center bus sits in the parking lot May 26. The Center uses the buses to transport students to and from activities.
Behavioral specialist Kevin Leonard cuts a cake at the Sheldon Community Center May 26. May 26 was "Feel Good Thursday" at the Center, prompting Leonard to bake the cake for his coworkers.
Sheldon Community Center's "Starting Block" tents are seen at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., May 26. The Center provides activities for children at track meets that allow them to try track events to see if they enjoy them. It also educates visitors about the legacy of Track Town, USA.
Sheldon Community Center's Senior Program Supervisor Kim McManus (right) speaks with visitors at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Hayward Field May 26. McManus runs the "Starting Block" tents that the Center puts on at each Oregon track meet.