Press Releases

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

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…

Real-time FAFSA Completion Rates Now Available to Drive Improvement

Posted on February 12, 2016 in Press Releases

More than ever, young people need postsecondary education and training in order to thrive in the economy. One of the strongest predictors that a student will enroll in college is whether they complete the federal financial aid application known as…

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…

Registration for 2015 Ninth Grade Counts Open! Get the Guide and Find Registration Information.

Posted on April 27, 2015 in Press Releases

The 2015 Guide to Summer Transition Programs for Incoming Ninth Graders in Portland and Multnomah County is now available. Paper copies were released to all partner school districts this week in order to help Academic Priority eighth graders get a…