Media Coverage

Coverage of All Hands Raised and its work.

All Hands Raised – Homegrown School Leader Takes Helm (The Portland Observer, July 2019)

Posted on July 10, 2019 in Media Coverage

By Danny Peterson Read the story below and here. Lavert Robertson, a seasoned African American education administrator at Portland Public Schools who was raised in northeast Portland, has taken the helm as chief executive officer for All Hands…

Viewpoint: A new chapter in All Hands Raised collaborative approach to education advocacy (Portland Business Journal, July 2019)

Posted on July 3, 2019 in Media Coverage

By John Tapogna, ECONorthwest President and All Hands Raised Council Co-Chair Read the story below and here. Education reforms typically revolve around calls for sweeping overhauls. Budgets need to be much bigger, and class sizes smaller. Curricula…

Exit Interview: Dan Ryan reflects on 11 years leading All Hands Raised (Portland Business Journal, June 2019)

Posted on June 27, 2019 in Media Coverage

By Andy Giegerich Read the story below and here. The announcement that Dan Ryan is leaving his longtime role as CEO of the education nonprofit All Hands Raised offered no details as to the influential leader’s next steps. Which, given Ryan&…

My View: Some Good News on Graduation Rates (Portland Tribune, June 2019)

Posted on June 20, 2019 in Media Coverage

By Connie Ballmer and Jennifer Blatz Read the story below and here. We believe that through efforts like the All Hands Raised Partnership, communities can change not only local headlines, but more importantly, change lives. Last month’s…

Portland schools advocates get a new homegrown leader (Portland Business Journal, June 2019)

Posted on June 4, 2019 in Media Coverage

By Andy Giegerich Read the story below and here. Lavert Robertson takes over for Dan Ryan at the helm of All Hands Raised. The group that advocates for Portland-area students has a new leader. Lavert Robertson will become the new CEO of All Hands…

How Oregon Works: 4 Pathways to a Living-Wage Career (Portland Business Journal, December 2018)

Posted on December 8, 2018 in Media Coverage

By Sean Meyers Read the story below and here. A college education is the path most commonly tread by high school graduates. It’s no wonder. College is the gateway to an array of career opportunities. It’s also the pathway most celebrated…

A Manufacturing Exec Earns Her Wings (Portland Business Journal, December 2018)

Posted on December 7, 2018 in Media Coverage

Photo by CERISSA LINDAY Emi Donis has spent much of her career working for aerospace manufacturers, including at Precision Castparts, where she spent 12 years before joining Senior Aerospace SSP. Her love for the industry has inspired her work in…

How Oregon Works: Why a college degree isn’t for everyone (Portland Business Journal, December 2018)

Posted on December 6, 2018 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. Like many in academia, former Concordia University professor Michelle Jones observed disturbing disconnects in the American educational system. Unlike many in academia, she founded her own college to help address it.…

How Oregon Works: All Hands Raised helps high schools clear a path to the trades for students (Portland Business Journal, Nov 2018)

Posted on November 8, 2018 in Media Coverage

Photo by BETH CONYERS Tim Gutfleisch, a manufacturing instructor at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, participates in a meeting of several regional high schools working in partnership with All Hands Raised to strengthen pathways to careers in…

How Oregon Works: All Hands Raised blazes pathways to living wage construction jobs (Portland Business Journal, September 2018)

Posted on September 11, 2018 in Media Coverage

By Suzanne Stevens Read the story below and here. The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters is taking a hands-on approach when it comes to attracting young people to the profession. In May, the union flew a delegation of 25 educators…