Press Releases

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

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…

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…