Kylie Patterson to Speak at the 2016 RE:Conference

Last week we wrote a blog post about an important report which was released by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). You probably saw the report mentioned on social media or in your email, The Ever-Growing Gap: Without change, African-American and Latino families won’t match white wealth for centuries. The post…

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Change is all around us!

After two and a half years at NP, Matt Kinshella is moving on. He’ll become a Digital Strategist for Multnomah County – Department of County Human Services. As part of the Strategic Engagement Team, he will lead and coordinate the department’s digital online strategies across web, social media and other communications platforms. “I’ll always be thankful…

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Small housing advocacy community grants available

By Alison McIntosh, Deputy Director – Policy and Communications We are excited to announce the availability of small housing advocacy community grants to elevate your voice and strengthen our housing advocacy and agenda development process. (Thanks to Meyer Memorial Trust for creating this opportunity). As you may know, the Housing Alliance is committed to securing…

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Meet Derrick Taruc

When a new person joins the NP team we ask them a couple questions so we can all get to know them better. Derrick Taruc is the Database and Program Support Specialist Derrick joined Neighborhood Partnerships in July 2016 to support the Oregon IDA Initiative team. For starters, tell me a little about yourself I…

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The Science of Conversation: Help Government Be For and By the People

It’s difficult to watch the news recently and not feel a sense of despair. We’re angry and pained by violence and discrimination. We want all our neighbors to have homes, yet many are sleeping on the streets. Our friends and family spend days and nights worried about the bills, rather than enjoying their community. We…

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Apply for a RE:Conference Scholarship

Neighborhood Partnerships strives to increase opportunity for all Oregonians. We offer scholarships to our RE:Conference to ensure that we have wide representation from communities that face barriers to participation. As you complete this scholarship application, please make sure to explain how this scholarship will benefit communities across Oregon. Please highlight the work you do with…

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Apply for 2016 Advocates College

For more than six years, leaders from across Oregon have come together to learn how we can change the way we speak about the issues we care about to be more effective in our advocacy with decision makers. We call it Advocates College. Now you too can learn the research-backed techniques for communicating powerfully and…

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7 Quotes that Perfectly Capture Why Every Oregon Child Should Have College Savings

On May 23 the House Interim Committee On Higher Education, Innovation, and Workforce Development heard about the potential for every Oregon child to have a savings account for college or post-secondary education. A Children’s Savings Account (CSA) is a long-term, incentivized account established for children early on which is allowed to grow until they reach…

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RE:Conference Early Bird Discount Available Now

Save money on your RE:Conference ticket with an Early Bird discount. For Nov. 15, you can choose an Early Bird ticket for the Savings & Assets Summit OR Housing Alliance Summit – both tickets also include entry in the afternoon RE:Unite Celebration and IDA Marketplace. For Nov. 16, you can choose a RE:Conference ticket that…

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Exciting changes to the NP Staff

The NP staff is growing and changing. We are thrilled that Alison McIntosh will be returning to NP in a newly created role. Alison was a member of the NP team from 2006-2014. She will step in as Deputy Director, Policy and Communications beginning May 2nd. She will take the lead on housing issues and…

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