All Means All

Posted on February 28, 2019 in Videos
Debuted on Feb 21, 2019 at Party with a Purpose, this video tells the story of All Hands Raised’s work on the ground with school community site teams to improve educational outcomes for all of our community’s students. Thank you to our partners from Centennial Middle School, Davis Elementary School, ECONorthwest, Franklin High School, Oregon Department of Human Services and Powell Butte Elementary School for sharing their story …

Community Shines at Party with a Purpose

Posted on February 26, 2019 in Uncategorized
Thursday, February 21st, All Hands Raised welcomed nearly 900 guests—from all sectors of the community, including more than 60 local educators—for its 24th annual Party with a Purpose “PWAP” presented by Bank of America. And as Dan Ryan, CEO of All Hands Raised said in his remarks, “Portland you look good.” View the event photo album here. The event …

Leadership Transition: A Message from All Hands Raised Board Chair Trever Cartwright

Posted on January 8, 2019 in CEO Updates
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Dear Friends – On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am writing to share with you that Dan Ryan will resign as CEO of All Hands Raised effective June 30, 2019. I know you will join me in gratitude for Dan’s leadership and vision for the past 11 years. During the next six months Dan and his strong team will remain focused on the work while the Board of Directors identifies a new leader and ensures a smooth and seamless transition …

How Oregon Works: 4 Pathways to a Living-Wage Career (Portland Business Journal, December 2018)

Posted on December 8, 2018 in Media Coverage
By Sean Meyers Read the story below and here. A college education is the path most commonly tread by high school graduates. It’s no wonder. College is the gateway to an array of career opportunities. It’s also the pathway most celebrated by parents, teachers, administrators, career counselors and plenty of other well-intentioned individuals who intersect with students throughout their K-12 careers …

A Manufacturing Exec Earns Her Wings (Portland Business Journal, December 2018)

Posted on December 7, 2018 in Media Coverage
Emi Donis has spent much of her career working for aerospace manufacturers, including at Precision Castparts, where she spent 12 years before joining Senior Aerospace SSP. Her love for the industry has inspired her work in developing career pathways into manufacturing for area high school kids. By Suzanne Stevens Read the story below and here

How Oregon Works: Why a college degree isn’t for everyone (Portland Business Journal, December 2018)

Posted on December 6, 2018 in Media Coverage
Read the story below and here. Like many in academia, former Concordia University professor Michelle Jones observed disturbing disconnects in the American educational system. Unlike many in academia, she founded her own college to help address it. Portland-based Wayfinding Academy, which can grant degrees through Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, nonprofit liberal arts program billed as the nation’s first alternative two-year college …

How Oregon Works: All Hands Raised helps high schools clear a path to the trades for students (Portland Business Journal, Nov 2018)

Posted on November 8, 2018 in Media Coverage
Tim Gutfleisch, a manufacturing instructor at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, participates in a meeting of several regional high schools working in partnership with All Hands Raised to strengthen pathways to careers in construction and manufacturing. By Zane Vorenberg Read the story below and here

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

Posted on October 31, 2018 in CEO Updates

Save the Date

Join us on February 21, 2019 at the Moda Center for Party with a Purpose, presented by Bank of America!   For twenty-four years, All Hands Raised has championed education, equity and excellence for all of our kids. And for one night a year, we take a break from that challenging work to kick up our heels …

Principal for Almost a Day 2018: Making Matches Last

Posted on October 29, 2018 in CEO Updates
Dear PFAD Class of 2018 –
Thank you for being a part of the 18th Annual Principal for Almost a Day presented by Comcast. We understand what a significant commitment of time your participation requires and want to acknowledge the tremendous impact it has on our community. As shared by one principal, “PFAD is a great opportunity to build relationships and solidify how important it is to work together to create authentic support for public education.” Read about Shasta Kearns Moore’s visit as a PFAD Guest Principal with Franklin High School Principal Chris Frazier …

Inspiring Work from Local Communities Across the Country

Posted on October 10, 2018 in CEO Updates
Hello All Hands Raised Partnership Community, I hope you are well on this autumn day. Eight years ago this community came together and said, “enough fits and starts that come with inevitable leadership changes. Also, let’s stop the fanfare and exhaustion over silver bullets that sound good and yet never land. Time for a steadfast methodical initiative that supports innovation from those who work on the ground …