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2018-19 PPS Parent Equity Fund Grant Awards Announced

Posted on March 11, 2018 in PPS Foundation Updates
On Friday, March 9th All Hands Raised released the 2018-19 PPS Parent Equity Fund Grant Awards, which totaled $1,144,000. Thirty-eight PPS schools will receive grants ranging from 46,750 to $20,000. In addition, five alternative programs were each awarded $11,400. See the full list here. The 2018-19 awards, which represent a 19% increase over the current school year’s grants, were made using a data-driven formula (linked here) that takes into account the demographics and financial position of PPS schools …

A Special Message from Dan Ryan & Roger Hinshaw

Posted on February 5, 2018 in CEO Updates
Dear friends & colleagues, You are an important stakeholder in the well-being of our community, and we know you share our interest in keeping Oregon moving forward. So we are writing to share exciting news that will have impact well into the future. As you may know, each year in the Portland market, Bank of America selects one local nonprofit organization to receive the Neighborhood Builder Award …

Bank of America Selects All Hands Raised as its 2018 Neighborhood Builder Award Recipient

Posted on February 2, 2018 in Press Releases

All Hands Raised Just Announced as Recipient of BofA’s Annual Neighborhood Builder Award, For a New Workforce Development Initiative for High School Students

All Hands Raised will receive a $200,000 grant to focus on more young people having access to well-paying and fulfilling careers in growing industries.

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 Parents’ 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 …