All Hands Raised is committed to transparent and open engagement with the community.
This is centered on maintaining and motivating the cross-sector and cross-cultural participation of multiple community voices; creating systemic behavior change in how partners work with one another to improve educational outcomes from birth through college and career; and facilitating tough conversations – conversations that address issues of race and economic disparity and the role they play in our collective efforts to support children in achieving their full potential.
Key to moving the work forward is the collective action being planned and implemented by the four initial Collaboratives. Below are links to more information about each of the Collaboratives and their progress:
Convened by the SUN Service System Coordinating Council and PSU’s Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, The Communities Supporting Youth Collaborative is a part of the All Hands Raised effort to ensure the sustained success of every child in Portland and Multnomah County from cradle to career.More about this project
Convened by the Coalition of Communities of Color, the Eliminating Disparities in Child and Youth Success is an invitation-only Collaborative working to address the issues of structural racism at the policy level accross Multnomah County.More about this project
Serving as a catalyst for the progress of young children in our community with laser-focused, data-driven action, SVP and the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families and Community have partnered with organizations and individuals and All Hands Raised to lead the Cradle to Career partnership’s Ready for Kindergarten Collaborative.More about this project
In an effort to help disconnected high school youth reconnect to their educational journey, All Hands Raised, through generous support from the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, compiled a Guide to Education Programs for Out-of-School Youth.More about this project