Contact Us

Contact the staff at Our Future (Partners for Sustainable Schools)


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Mel Bankoff

PSS Director / Our Future Co-Coordinator

PSS founder and executive director Mel Bankoff is the founder of 4 non-profit organizations and a national organic food business. He has dedicated his time, energy, and passion in service to youth for almost two decades.

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Joshua Frankel

Program Coordinator / Our Future Co-Coordinator and Webmaster

Joshua was a member of the “Students for Social Responsibility” club at his high school, with leadership roles in similar clubs in college, and a variety of related educational positions since then. He is Program Coordinator for PSS, and Co-Coordinator of Our Future.

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Tami Darden

Sustainability Education Coordinator / Our Future Co-Coordinator

Tami has an extensive background in environmental education and curriculum development for both indoor and outdoor settings. She leads the Green Partnership Schools program for PSS, and co-coordinates the Our Future program.

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Will Benitez

DEI Youth Coordinator / Our Future Co-Coordinator

Will is a former social studies teacher, an educator at heart, and a civics-minded community member. He is the DEI Youth Coordinator and the Portland area liaison for the Our Future network.

Please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


We really look forward to connecting with you about your participation in Our Future now and throughout the year.

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