Press Releases

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

All Hands Raised Board of Directors Names Lavert Robertson Chief Executive Officer

Posted on June 4, 2019 in Press Releases

Portland, OR (June 4, 2019) – Today the All Hands Raised Board of Directors elected Lavert Robertson as the new Chief Executive Officer of All Hands Raised, effective July 1, 2019. Robertson has two decades of experience in education, both inside…

Chapter 04 Released—Shares Impact of Community’s Education-Centered Collective Impact Initiative

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Press Releases

April 10, 2019   Dear Friends, It is with great excitement and optimism that we provide you with the latest story in the shared work of the All Hands Raised Partnership: Chapter 04. As Co-chairs of the Partnership Council, we see firsthand the…

Educators from 17 Local School Districts and 15 Partner Program Staff Will Tour 28 Construction and Manufacturing Sites in Effort to Deconstruct Bias

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Press Releases

Annual Industry for a Day Welcomes 250 School and Community Partners for Immersion in Pathways to the Trades Portland, OR (05/14/19) – The Oregon Department of Education projects that over the next 10 years, more than 13,000 new construction and…

Inspiring work happening to improve attendance in our community

Posted on May 24, 2018 in Press Releases

Nearly one in four Multnomah County students are chronically absent, missing more than 10% of school days, leading to academic struggles and an increased risk of dropping out. Irregular attendance also signals greater challenges, including housing…

2018 Ninth Grade Counts Guide to Summer Transition Programs Now Available!

Posted on May 16, 2018 in Press Releases

The 2018 Guide to Summer Transition Programs for Incoming Ninth Graders in Portland and Multnomah County is now available! School and community partners use it to help Academic Priority eighth graders get a jump on high school and connect them with…

Third annual Industry for a Day, presented by Bank of America, builds greater community awareness of opportunities in construction and manufacturing

Posted on April 30, 2018 in Press Releases

Nearly 200 educators from throughout Multnomah County immersed themselves in the fields of construction and manufacturing as a part of All Hands Raised Industry for a Day (IFAD) presented by Bank of America on April 26, 2018. A morning program…

Bank of America Selects All Hands Raised as its 2018 Neighborhood Builder Award Recipient

Posted on February 2, 2018 in Press Releases

All Hands Raised Just Announced as Recipient of BofA’s Annual Neighborhood Builder Award, For a New Workforce Development Initiative for High School Students All Hands Raised will receive a $200,000 grant to focus on more young people having…

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…