Director’s Desk: July

Black Lives Matter. It is time to act to repair the generations of harm and inequity that is the legacy of slavery in the United States, and the legacy of ongoing structures that divert and strip wealth from the Black community. As the New York Times Magazine said this past weekend, it is time for…

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Director’s Desk: June

Black Lives Matter. We are called to re-commit ourselves to work, every day, to move our workplaces, our communities, our state, and our nation towards justice. The murder of George Floyd served as a tipping point. The calculated and deliberate behavior of the police officers, in broad daylight, while aware of cell phone cameras trained…

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New beginnings at Neighborhood Partnerships

By Janet Byrd Friends and colleagues, Last Friday we shared the news that I will be leaving Neighborhood Partnerships later this summer, after a new Executive Director has been hired. This is big news for Neighborhood Partnerships and for me in the midst of a very odd time for our communities, our state, and the…

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Scanning the Horizon for Opportunity: What’s Ahead in Oregon Politics

2016 is a year of big changes in our political landscape. What does this mean for opportunity for all of Oregon? How will we use our tools to create a better future, and to open doors for all Oregonians? How will we harness our innovative spirit, our talent, and our energy to invest in people…

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Provocative questions & the secret recipe to build financial security

I had the opportunity this week, along with Jill Winsor and Amy Stuczynski of the NP team, to attend a symposium sponsored by our friends at the Community Action Partnership of Oregon, Multnomah County, and Oregon Housing and Community Services.  The two-day event was organized around a series of “provocative questions.” Those of you who…

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Care about housing? You won’t want to miss this insider update.

It’s been a whirlwind leading up to the legislative session, and a busy few weeks so far. But it is not over yet.

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Announcing Round Four of the Advocate’s College

Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the fourth round of our Advocates College. The first three Advocates Colleges were huge successes, and have had immediate benefits for participants. Sybil Hebb, lobbyist for the Oregon Law Center and graduate of the first Advocate’s College, has this to say: ” The…

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What’s Your Story of Oregon?

Neighborhood Partnerships has just completed phase one of our Oregon Narrative project. We partnered with Metro and more than 2,000 members of the Opt In panel took time to share their thoughts. We wanted to know whether reminding folks of the vision many of us share is helpful as we launch conversations about what it…

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Consider making a donation today to Neighborhood Partnerships

2012 is drawing to a close, and 2013 is just around the corner. The new year is already unfolding a new set of challenges and opportunities. Neighborhood Partnerships needs your help today to make the most of these opportunities to improve the landscape for Oregonians with low incomes. Our work is driven by a vision…

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Announcing Round Three of the Advocate’s College

Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the third round of our Advocates College, thanks to the commitment of our lead trainer, Patrick Bresette of Public Works, and the generosity of our funders. Both the first and second Advocate’s Colleges were huge successes, and have had immediate benefits for participants.…

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