From the Director – February 2020

By Janet Byrd Our national partner, Prosperity Now, just released their Assets and Opportunity Scorecard. It shows, not surprisingly, that we have a long way to go to build the Oregon we all want to see. Oregonians are struggling to get by, and struggling even harder to be stable and get ahead. In recent years, […]

From the Director – January 2020

By Janet Byrd Happy New Year! 2020 is upon us, and already it’s shaping up to be a momentous year. The work ahead is becoming clear. Elections, the census, a short but critical legislative session, and plenty more will fill the months ahead. Our communities are facing big challenges, and it will take all of […]

Welcome Erica!

What area of expertise and interest do you have? I’ve studied how social, economic, and political institutions maintain inequalities, and my undergrad thesis looked at how local, state, and federal policy support white flight and resource segregation in Portland Public Schools. After Reed, I did a stint in business survey research. I then worked with […]

From the Director – December 2019

By Janet Byrd December prompts both a look back at the year that is almost over and a look ahead at what’s to come. As I look back, I am so pleased by all of the change that has been made here in Oregon thanks to our collective hard work and dedication to making life […]

From the Director – September 2019

By Janet Byrd At Neighborhood Partnerships, we hold a vision of an Oregon in which we can all prosper and achieve our dreams. We know that we, working together, have the tools to create a better future and to open doors for all Oregonians. It is disheartening that our news is full of messages that […]

From the Director – August 2019

By Janet Byrd In our work to create opportunity in Oregon, Neighborhood Partnerships is focused on increasing equitable outcomes, and especially on increasing positive impacts and outcomes for communities of color. As we evaluate policy, and consider our advocacy priorities, we look for policies that are designed especially with equity in mind. This emphasis on […]

Welcome Gina!

Gina joined Neighborhood Partnerships in July 2019 to provide evaluation support to the Oregon IDA Initiative. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2016, and spent the past few years working in higher education and student services. She came to Neighborhood Partnerships after serving as an AmeriCorps Member at College Possible Oregon. Gina grew up […]

IDA Legislative Update

By Janet Byrd Thank you all for your amazing testimony, emails, and calls to your legislators and members of the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures about the value of the Oregon IDA Initiative to you and your community. Your voices helped keep IDAs on the minds of our champions throughout session, and helped us succeed. […]

Welcome Monica!

Monica joined Neighborhood Partnerships in June 2019 as the Office Coordinator + Bookkeeper. Previously, she spent over a decade working her way up in the grocery industry until she landed in bookkeeping and discovered a love for spreadsheets. This led her both back to school where she’s currently working on a BS in Accounting, and […]

From the Director – July 2019

By Janet Byrd Happy July! Here at Neighborhood Partnerships, July is the beginning of our organizational fiscal year. The theme of beginnings seems very appropriate right now, and there is a lot that we’re looking forward to this year. Here’s a quick preview of some of what’s to come. We’re working to launch a network […]