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Multnomah County Shines as a National Example

Posted on January 24, 2018 in CEO Updates
January 24, 2017 Dear Friends – We are thrilled to share the news that our community’s shared work to ensure all kids achieve their full potential recently received a prominent accolade. In December, the All Hands Raised Partnership was recognized by the national StriveTogether Network with their highest designation–that of a “Proof Point” community. Multnomah County is only the fourth community …

New Seasons Market Cans for Kids

Posted on January 4, 2018 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) …

Shining a Light on School Success

Posted on December 28, 2017 in CEO Updates
December 28, 2017 Dear Friends – This time of year provides an opportunity to reflect. Over the past year we have sharpened our focus and rolled up our sleeves to partner more deeply with 21 school community sites across Multnomah County. One of those school communities is Gresham-Barlow’s Hall Elementary School, where for the past year-and-a-half we have been on the ground with a team to design,

Our Kids’ Success Depends on Adults Who Care

Posted on December 14, 2017 in CEO Updates
Dear Friends, Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to spend the morning at Benson High School with Principal Curtis Wilson for our 17th annual Principal for Almost a Day or “PFAD.” This was my third PFAD and, just like the two before, this experience was both eye-opening and inspiring. One thing became clear to me that morning as I walked the
hallways of Benson …

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   …