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Inspiring Work from Local Communities Across the Country

Posted on October 10, 2018 in CEO Updates
Hello All Hands Raised Partnership Community, I hope you are well on this autumn day. Eight years ago this community came together and said, “enough fits and starts that come with inevitable leadership changes. Also, let’s stop the fanfare and exhaustion over silver bullets that sound good and yet never land. Time for a steadfast methodical initiative that supports innovation from those who work on the ground …

Ensuring High Schoolers Have a Plan for What’s Next Focus of Annual Workshop

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Uncategorized
While it may seem as though school has just begun, high school seniors’ attention has already turned to what’s next after high school. The All Hands Raised Partnership is focused on supporting our schools as they work to strengthen these paths for their students regardless of whether than plan includes college or career training. Simply having a plan (and the support to execute that plan) makes a difference …

A message from Centennial Superintendent Paul Coakley

Posted on September 26, 2018 in CEO Updates
Dear All Hands Raised Partners and Friends – Because we hold the work of the All Hands Raised Partnership on behalf of the community, we have the responsibility to shine a light on where we are making progress together. To that end, a recent newsletter from the Centennial School District highlighted the gains their students are making and how the Partnership is contributing to those gains …

How Oregon Works: All Hands Raised blazes pathways to living wage construction jobs (Portland Business Journal, September 2018)

Posted on September 11, 2018 in Media Coverage
By Suzanne Stevens Read the story below and here. The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters is taking a hands-on approach when it comes to attracting young people to the profession. In May, the union flew a delegation of 25 educators and nonprofit partners to Las Vegas for a tour of the Carpenters International Training Center.

Summer Learning Propels Back to School Optimism

Posted on August 21, 2018 in CEO Updates
Students who finish ninth grade on-track (with at least six credits) are four times more likely to graduate than students who fall behind in their first year of high school. Because of this, ten years ago we established Ninth Grade Counts, a network of summer transition programs that provide summer learning opportunities to incoming ninth graders with a focus on serving academic-priority students—those at the greatest risk of dropping out …

Welcome new Board members 2018-19!

Posted on August 15, 2018 in CEO Updates
Please join All Hands Raised in welcoming five new members to our Board of Directors! Each of these distinguished community leaders was elected to serve a three-year term starting from July 1, 2018. They will join a Board led by Immediate Past Chair Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner of Metropolitan Group, Chair Trever Cartwright of Coraggio Group, Vice Chair Mo King of Nike Golf and Treasurer Larry Bekkedahl of Portland General Electric …

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That. (Portland Monthly, September 2018)

Posted on August 15, 2018 in Media Coverage
By Zach Dundas Read the story below and here. Stat after stat. Principal’s office after principal’s office. Across the nation, schools punish students of color more often than their white peers. “Disproportionate discipline” notably affects African American kids. A federal study this year found that black public school students—only 15.5 percent of US students— receive almost 40 percent of suspensions.

Building Bridges After High School Graduation

Posted on June 26, 2018 in CEO Updates
“I am the first person in my family to graduate from high school. It’s a big step and it’s scary. My family is watching me and wondering what’s next for me. And I wondered this year if I was worthy enough to go to college—can I even make it there?” That is what Marcos Carden, a recent Franklin High School graduate …

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 insecurity, and mental and physical health challenges. Administrators and teachers at Highland Elementary School—where 67% of students are of color—are hard at work improving student attendance …

Reynolds Middle School Improves Disproportionate Discipline

Posted on May 23, 2018 in CEO Updates
Last year we shared the story of Corey Jenkins. Corey was an eighth grader at Reynolds Middle School who was benefiting from the school’s focus on improving school-wide systems around discipline and referrals. Through our close collaboration with the school we learned how Corey was improving, and reflecting on that improvement Corey shared, “I’m proud of myself, but I have more goals to work on.” We told Corey’s story in an effort to create a shared sense of community understanding around the impact of disproportionate discipline …