I shadowed a PPS principal for half a day. Here’s what I learned. (Portland Business Journal, December 2017)

Posted on December 11, 2017 in Media Coverage
By Suzanne Stevens Read the story below and here. With two kids attending Portland Public Schools, in-laws who are both retired teachers and some experience covering education as a beat reporter, I figured I had a pretty thorough grasp of the challenges facing teachers and administrators. Turns out, I still have plenty to learn. I spent half a day in October at Maplewood Elementary in Southwest Portland …

Together, we are building a better system

Posted on November 22, 2017 in CEO Updates
November 21, 2017 Dear Friends – Happy Thanksgiving week to you and your families. Working with our partners to build this system is something for which many of us can share gratitude. After seven years of working together in new ways, the work has taken root and momentum continues to build. All Hands Raised currently delivers $1.5 million of in-kind support to our six school districts and community partners to help school community teams identify tangible practices that create measurable improvements–then we move those practices into the larger community to create lasting change …

Making Matches Last

Posted on October 19, 2017 in CEO Updates
Dear Friends – Last week 130 local leaders stepped into the hallways and classrooms of schools and district offices throughout Multnomah County as a part of our 17th annual Principal for Almost a Day (PFAD) experience. This PFAD photo album captures some of the special moments from this year’s event. Founded 17 years ago, PFAD continues to serve a critical role fostering a greater sense of responsibility for our schools …

Multco Commissioners learn as ‘Principal for Almost a Day’ (Multnomah County website, October 2017)

Posted on October 19, 2017 in Media Coverage
Read the story below and here. Two Multnomah County Commissioners were among the 130 community leaders who stepped away from their own jobs Oct. 12 to serve as Principal for Almost a Day. Commissioner Sharon Meieran joined Markham Elementary principal Shawn Garnett in Southwest Portland where more than 430 students are enrolled in K-8th grades. Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson worked alongside Creston Elementary interim principal Krista Blovad …

Principal for Almost a Day gives business, school leaders a chance to share ideas on helping students (PPS website, October 2017))

Posted on October 17, 2017 in Media Coverage
By Mike Tokito, staff writer at Portland Public Schools Read the story below and here. Petra Callin, Emi Donis and Nate Waas Shull had plenty of notes to compare. Callin, the principal of Madison High School, hosted Donis and Waas Shull on Thursday, Oct. 12, as part of the Principal for Almost a Day (PFAD) event. The program places business …

Save the Date for Party with a Purpose Featuring Cristela Alonzo!

Posted on October 12, 2017 in CEO Updates

Party with a Purpose presented by Bank of America

Featuring Cristela Alonzo – Comedian, Actor, Producer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Moda Center

5:30pm Reception  |  7:00pm Dinner & Program

  Learn More About Party with a Purpose: Party with a Purpose About Sponsorship and Tickets The Headline Comedian Event Committee   …

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 …