Dear Friends –
At a recent gathering, Carmen Rubio, All Hands Raised Board Member and Executive Director of Latino Network, said “Children cannot be what they cannot see.” Through an elaborate collaboration with many of you, the All Hands Raised Partnership works with schools and community partners to create systems where children are able to see what they can be.
Our community’s shared work is having an impact (see more of our shared progress here
Fifteen percentage point increase in on-time graduation rates across our six partner districts since 2010 — …
Dear Friends –
Our number one priority remains racial equity in education – as it has since this work began in 2010. And while we have made progress and have much to be proud of, including all six partner school district boards passing equity policies, there is much to be done.
Last spring we began partnering with six courageous schools to tackle the disparity in school discipline rates between students of color and their white peers …
Why I Give to All Hands Raised: A Letter from All Hands Raised Board Chair, Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner
A few months back, at my brother’s wedding, I got to reconnect with my third grade teacher, Sally Beisser. She was on the guest list all these years later because she had a tremendous impact on my brother’s life …
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 a Day (PFAD) presented by Comcast.
Founded 16 years ago with the goal of building understanding, awareness and partnerships between schools and community leaders, PFAD continues to serve a critical role to improve community responsibility with local schools …
Supporting the work of PPS Local School Foundations and the PPS Parent Equity Fund is made easy through New Season’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).
Step 2: Bring your cans and bottles to any Portland New Seasons Market store and give them to a cashier,
Dear Friends –
This fall we began working with two ready and willing high schools in Multnomah County to increase the number of seniors who complete federal financial aid forms (FAFSA)–a key predictor of whether a student will enroll in any kind of post-secondary program, and the only way a student can access federal financial aid. Each year in Oregon our students leave nearly $36 million on the table in unclaimed federal aid …
By Miranda Hansen
Read the blog post below and here
Last year Portland Public Schools parents raised over 3 million dollars through fundraisers.
Considering these are dollars raised by numerous volunteer hours and unquantifiable energy costs, that number is staggering. Fortunately, these schools (44 of them) have the support of the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) under the nonprofit umbrella of All Hands Raised
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” campaign is aimed at increasing on-time kindergarten registrations throughout Multnomah County. When families enroll their children in school before schools close for the summer …
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 parent-led fundraising through local school foundations, which in 2014-15 totaled $3.4 million.
Just over $1 million of these PPS parent-raised funds was awarded to 44 PPS schools and five alternative programs that serve PPS students …