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Join Our Team!

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Press Releases
All Hands Raised is seeking a dynamic individual to fill our Associate Director, Partnerships and Data Management (ADPDM) position. The ADPDM is a crucial member of the AHR team, playing an essential role in developing, supporting and implementing best practices to help improve educational outcomes for all children. Click here to read the full description and instructions on how to apply

Support All Hands Raised at Providence Park!

Posted on September 11, 2017 in Uncategorized
The month of September is Education Month at Providence Park! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales of the below games, as well as a portion of proceeds from the promotional September scarf above will be donated to All Hands Raised.   To show your support for the Timbers 2 and Thorns FC as well as All Hands Raised,

Baby Steps: Off to a Good Start (PDX Parent, August 24, 2017)

Posted on August 24, 2017 in Media Coverage
By Catherine Ryan Gregory Read the story below and here. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that lately, I’ve felt more afraid than I ever have — afraid for people who are less privileged than I am, afraid for my family, afraid for what the future will bring. I feel this uncertainty most acutely when I look at my children — their faces so open …

Fundraising Fairness (District Administration, September 2017

Posted on August 21, 2017 in Media Coverage
By Abby Spegman Read the story below and here.

Overcome equity concerns when budget cuts mobilize parents to raise money

The PTA at an elementary school on New York’s Upper East Side raised nearly $1 million in one school year—about $1,260 per student. In a wealthy suburb of Boston, an elementary school PTA brought in $1,680 per student that same year …

A Message from Ronnie Herndon

Posted on June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized
June 29, 2017 Dear Friends – I have been working in our community with Head Start since 1975. I have never been as excited as I am today about the path ahead to make progress for our students because of a new partnership Albina Head Start formed with Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School (BEH) this past school year. People have been talking about building connections between Head Starts and our local schools for as long as I can remember …

Deconstructing Stereotypes: IFAD Welcomes Record Number of Teachers

Posted on May 23, 2017 in CEO Updates
May 23, 2017   Dear Friends – In April, 144 local teachers, counselors and principals participated in Industry for a Day (IFAD), touring 16 local job sites for a hands-on immersion experience to learn about the career opportunities and living-wage jobs available in manufacturing and construction. In its second year, IFAD was created through a partnership between 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 children—or nearly 26,000 kids—are low-income and 45% are of color. The early inequities affecting children of color begin before kindergarten and their impacts can be seen throughout their educational journey from third grade reading scores …

2017 Guide to Ninth Grade Counts Summer Programs now available!

Posted on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized
The 2017 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 and connect them with a positive summer learning experience. The guide lists the school districts each program serves as well as the program dates …

New Seasons Market Cans for Kids

Posted on March 29, 2017 in PPS Foundation Updates
Supporting the work of PPS Local School Foundations and the PPS Parent Equity Fund is made easy through New Seasons Market’s innovative Cans for Kids program. It only takes three steps to make a difference in our community: Step 1: Collect your redeemable cans and bottles (at home, at work, at school) …

This Community is Together

Posted on March 6, 2017 in CEO Updates
Dear Friends – Last week at our annual fundraising event, “Together,” we released the third chapter in the story of our shared work. Chapter 03 and the companion overview highlight how we bring together practitioners and leaders from education, business, government and non-profit organizations to focus on racial equity and improve educational outcomes for the 220,000 children and youth living in Multnomah County …