Ethan Strimling has devoted the last 18 years of his life to saving lives at LearningWorks in Portland – literally.

This nonprofit meets youth where they are, gives them the necessary support they need to stay in school and create their own pathways to success, provides after-school programs for kids and teaches English as a second language, along with many other programs.

I’m so inspired by the great work he’s done over the last two decades with our youth. I’m so excited that a leader like this has stepped up to run for mayor of Portland.

He’s done great things at LearningWorks and, as mayor, will do great things for our city. Please vote for Ethan Strimling on Nov. 3.

Pious Ali

member, Portland Board of Education