Together Draws Over 725 For Love and Laughs

Posted on March 1, 2017 in Press Releases
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, over 725 guests packed the floor of the Moda Center to celebrate our shared work and impact of All Hands Raised at “Together” presented by Bank of America. Together, the room raised more than $570,000 to support the work of All Hands Raised to ensure the success of all Multnomah County children, youth and young adults …

Corey’s Story

Posted on February 23, 2017 in Videos
Debuted on Feb 22, 2017 at the All Hands Raised annual fundraiser, this video tells the story of All Hands Raised’s work on the ground to improve racial educational outcomes, with a focus on the progress that eighth-grader Corey and the team at Reynolds Middle School have made together. Watch the video here

Happy Holidays from All Hands Raised

Posted on December 29, 2016 in CEO Updates
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 —  …

Amazing Students, Like Kiziah

Posted on December 14, 2016 in CEO Updates
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: Our Board Chair’s Story

Posted on December 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Why I Give to All Hands Raised: A Letter from All Hands Raised Board Chair, Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner

  Dear Friends, 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 …

Thank You for Attending Principal for Almost a Day!

Posted on November 1, 2016 in Press Releases
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 …

Three Easy and Free Steps to Support PPS Schools at New Seasons Market

Posted on September 7, 2016 in PPS Foundation Updates
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,

Results in Students Accessing College

Posted on May 11, 2016 in CEO Updates
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 …

Case Study: Portland Public Schools Foundation (, April 20, 2016)

Posted on April 28, 2016 in Media Coverage
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

Register for Kindergarten by June 1!

Posted on April 27, 2016 in Press Releases
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 …