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Help Us Go the Distance for Our Students

Posted on July 8, 2020 in CEO Updates

Thank you to all who have generously donated to our Go the Distance campaign! Your support builds alignment in our community, drives system change and raises a hand in solidarity for racial equity in education.

  Dear Friends of All Hands Raised, We hope you are staying safe and well as the school year ends and summer begins …

In Support of Teachers Everywhere

Posted on May 7, 2020 in CEO Updates
May 7, 2020 Dear Teachers Everywhere, Teacher Appreciation Week looks a little different this year. You haven’t seen your students for seven weeks. And, for many students who may move in the coming months, or graduate, or age up to the next building, you may not see them again. The uncertainty of life right now, of what teaching looks like, is enormous as we all navigate this new chapter …

COVID-19 Update and Community Resources

Posted on March 16, 2020 in CEO Updates
Dear Friends, The All Hands Raised Partnership continues to be guided by the core value of working together to ensure all children and youth have the opportunity to be successful and contribute to thriving communities. Currently, we are facing a tumultuous time, the full ramifications of which will not be understood for many months. We must remain connected like never before …

Thank you for Partying with a Purpose!

Posted on February 26, 2020 in CEO Updates
On Thursday, February 20th, more than 750 community members attended our 25th annual Party with a Purpose presented by Bank of America, supporting the work of All Hands Raised. It was an incredible night celebrating the shared work happening in our community to ensure all kids achieve their full potential as well as laughing with our comedian, Cameron Esposito and Master of Ceremonies Courtenay Hameister …

A Message from Peggy Maguire and John Tapogna

Posted on February 3, 2020 in Media Coverage
February 3, 2020   Dear Community, We are pleased to provide you with the recently released report commissioned by The Wallace Foundation and written by researchers from Teachers College, Columbia University, “BUILDING IMPACT: A Closer Look at Local Cross-Sector Collaborations for Education.” The Wallace Foundation, based in New York City, is a national foundation dedicated to supporting and sharing effective ideas and practices that expand learning and enrichment opportunities for disadvantaged children …

Help us make lasting change for our children and their families

Posted on December 16, 2019 in CEO Updates
December 16, 2019 Dear Friends – As a former principal in Portland Public Schools, I have a unique perspective of the work of All Hands Raised. During my time at George Middle School, I witnessed how All Hands Raised built relationships within the community to improve student outcomes—and experienced first-hand the impact their support had on our school culture and, in turn …

Let’s Get This Party (with a Purpose) Started!

Posted on November 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Join us on February 20, 2020 at the Moda Center for Party with a Purpose, presented by Bank of America!

Polish your party shoes because it’s time for All Hands Raised’s Party with a Purpose presented by Bank of America! This (25th) annual “night off” from “Portland polite” is set for Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:30 to 9:00pm at the home of our Portland Trail Blazers—the Moda Center …

Working Together to Improve Attendance

Posted on September 19, 2019 in CEO Updates
Dear Friends – School has begun across our community and the excitement and energy of the new academic year is in the air. As an educator and principal in this community for the past 18 years, I know the hard work that our teachers, school staff, administrators, families, direct service providers and community partners put into ensuring our students start school off on the right track …

All Hands Raised – Homegrown School Leader Takes Helm (The Portland Observer, July 2019)

Posted on July 10, 2019 in Media Coverage
By Danny Peterson Read the story below and here. Lavert Robertson, a seasoned African American education administrator at Portland Public Schools who was raised in northeast Portland, has taken the helm as chief executive officer for All Hands Raised, a non-profit organization working to improve learning outcomes county-wide for kids of color. Robertson, formerly the principal at north Portland’s George Middle School and a principal in the district for the past seven years …

Viewpoint: A new chapter in All Hands Raised collaborative approach to education advocacy (Portland Business Journal, July 2019)

Posted on July 3, 2019 in Media Coverage
By John Tapogna, ECONorthwest President and All Hands Raised Council Co-Chair Read the story below and here. Education reforms typically revolve around calls for sweeping overhauls. Budgets need to be much bigger, and class sizes smaller. Curricula need to be rewritten, assessments revamped, and schools turned around. The policy landscape shifts constantly, and educators meet weekly just to keep up …