Media Coverage

Coverage of All Hands Raised and its work.

OPB Highlights Work of PPS Parents to Raise Funds, Fill Gaps

Posted on May 15, 2015 in CEO Updates, Media Coverage, PPS Foundation Updates

Dear PPS Friends – Earlier this week, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) ran a two-part series on parent-led fundraising in PPS schools. These stories were inclusive of all sources of parent-raised funds, but specifically highlighted the good…

All Hands Raised Partnership Recieves 2014 Light a Fire Award

Posted on October 24, 2014 in Media Coverage

Earlier this week Portland Monthly Magazine held its 10th annual Light a Fire Awards gala where the All Hands Raised Partnership was honored as its 2014 Game Changing Project. During the event, this brief video that the magazine produced about the…

Stanford Social Innovation Review’s “Defining Quality Collective Impact”

Posted on August 14, 2014 in Media Coverage

By Jeff Edmondson & Ben Hecht | Fall 2014 Collective impact is at a strategic inflection point. After almost three years of extraordinary hype, investors are wondering what this concept really means when they receive proposals that simply…

Good Coffee Won’t Cut It – A Failing Forward Story from Portland, Oregon

Posted on July 31, 2014 in Media Coverage

The following appeared in the StriveTogether July 2014 eNewsletter.   Our Collaboratives are big. Like, really big. (Or at least they were.) In our conversations with StriveTogether’s Teri O’Brien she would often take a deep breath and…

The work of PPS parents and schools through the Portland Public Schools Foundation Continues to be a National Example (The Washington Post, May 10, 2014)

Posted on May 11, 2014 in Media Coverage

The Washington Post reported that a suburban DC school district is looking at the PPSF Equity Fund program and how it can be a model for parent-led fundraising to benefit an entire district.   Read the article below and here and here. By Donna…

Portland Public Schools foundations raised record-breaking $4.1 million last year (The Oregonian, April 22, 2014)

Posted on April 22, 2014 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. By Nicole Dungca Fundraisers for Portland Public Schools raised a record $4.1 million in the 2012-2013 school year. All Hands Raised, formerly known as the Portland Schools Foundation, has reported steady increases in…

Ninth Grade Counts – New freshmen tap their inner autodidact (Portland Tribune, August 8, 2013)

Posted on August 8, 2013 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. By Jennifer Anderson Ben Hunter tries to teach his students not a bunch of facts, but how to learn on their own. “Find yourselves a seat where you know you’ll be successful today,” he tells them as they walked in…

Ninth Grade Counts – Times change, but the high-school yearning to belong remains (The Oregonian, August 3, 2013)

Posted on August 4, 2013 in Media Coverage

Read the story below and here. By Susan Nielson I remember every rumor about the first day of high school. New  freshmen would be duct-taped to flag poles and stuffed into lockers. Our clothes would be stolen during PE, and our heads would  be…

CEO Dan Ryan and PPS School Board Member Bobbie Regan talk education with KINK’s Sheila Hamilton

Posted on September 3, 2012 in Media Coverage, PPS Foundation Updates

KINK’s Sheila Hamilton talks education with Dan Ryan and Bobbie Regan.

Fund-Raising Fairness Is Being Tested in Oregon, With Mixed Results (The New York Times, June 21, 2012)

Posted on June 21, 2012 in Media Coverage

This New York Times article explores whether or not parents can pitch in to help pay for their children’s public school is becoming increasingly important in determining a school’s quality, especially as states and districts continue to cut…