Press Releases

Press Releases announcing major milestones related to the work of All Hands Raised.

Spirit Mountain Community Fund Invests in Effort to Improve Outcomes for Kindergartners in Multnomah County

Posted on May 17, 2017 in Press Releases

Portland, OR (05/17/17) – More than 64,000 children aged 0-6 live in Multnomah County, yet there are no adopted best practices to ensure that the “handoff” between preschool and kindergarten is seamless. In addition, 40% percent of these…

Together Draws Over 725 For Love and Laughs

Posted on March 1, 2017 in Press Releases

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, over 725 guests packed the floor of the Moda Center to celebrate our shared work and impact of All Hands Raised at “Together” presented by Bank of America. Together, the room raised more than $570,000 to…

Thank You for Attending Principal for Almost a Day!

Posted on November 1, 2016 in Press Releases

On Thursday, October 27, 138 business executives, civic leaders, and non-profit CEOs walked alongside 118 principals, superintendents and other administrators from five school districts, as a part of All Hands Raised’s annual Principal for Almost…

Register for Kindergarten by June 1!

Posted on April 27, 2016 in Press Releases

Registering by June 1st Gets Kindergartners Ready for School Registering for kindergarten before June 1 is one of the easiest ways to put children on a path for success in school. Our community’s “Register for Kindergarten by June”…

Ninth Grade Counts Summer Programming – Enroll Now!

Posted on April 25, 2016 in Press Releases

The 2016 Guide to Summer Transition Programs for Incoming Ninth Graders in Portland and Multnomah County is now available in multiple languages! School and community partners use it to help Academic Priority eighth graders get a jump on high school…

Just Over $1 Million in PPS Parent Equity Funds Awarded

Posted on March 16, 2016 in PPS Foundation Updates, Press Releases

Portland, OR (03/16/16) – At last week’s PPS all-principals meeting, All Hands Raised announced the PPS Parent Equity Fund Awards for the 2016-17 school year. These awards, to the highest needs schools in the district, are made possible by PPS…

Thank you for attending our 21st Birthday Bash!

Posted on March 3, 2016 in Press Releases

Thank you to all who attended our Shine On 21st Birthday Bash! 700 guests packed into the Moda Center to support the work of All Hands Raised to champion education, equity and excellence inside and outside of the classroom – a mission that…

Rock the Vote! New Season’s Bag it Forward Program

Posted on January 12, 2016 in PPS Foundation Updates, Press Releases

New Seasons Market launched a new Bag it Forward program in February of 2016, which gives customers an opportunity to donate their reusable bag credits (5¢ each) to a non-profit organization. Customers can choose from one of three beneficiaries…

Record Number of Leaders to Visit Schools Throughout County for 15th Annual Principal for Almost a Day–Lunch Program Features Community Impact on Improving Attendance

Posted on October 14, 2015 in Press Releases

Nearly 140 Leaders to Visit More Than 115 Schools and District Offices throughout Multnomah County Portland, OR (10/14/15) – Tomorrow, Thursday, October 15, more than 140 business executives, civic leaders, and non-profit CEOs will walk in the…

Ninth Grade Counts Update

Posted on August 28, 2015 in Press Releases

Do you remember the summer before you started high school? What interests, questions or anxieties filled your mind? A collaborative effort of dozens of partners worked this summer to help answer those questions and get students ready for high school…