Moving Our Asset Agenda Forward!

By Jill Winsor You’d think we’d be exhausted after an event like RE:Conference. It’s a jam-packed two days full of different speakers, information and data plus a sea of people to navigate and connect with. Amazingly, after the dust settles, we find ourselves feeling rejuvenated, reinvigorated and ready to integrate what we learned and take…

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Announcing More Advocates College Dates & Times

We have long understood the importance of speaking about the values that shape and inform our work. How people hear us is as much a key to successful communication as the accuracy of our facts and figures. Join us for a two-day, condensed version of Advocates College. The two-day version is for you if you…

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Thoughts on Oregon’s Approach to Retirement Readiness

By Jessica Junke While political uncertainty continues to consume us at both the local and national level, it’s important to take moments to remind ourselves of the many ways Oregon continues to demonstrate leadership in the asset building field. July 1 marked a monumental moment in our state’s history: this is the month that we…

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Director’s Note: October 2017

By Janet Byrd Our RE:Conference is around the corner! The sessions are scheduled, speakers lined up, hundreds are registered to come. Check out the schedule and sign yourself up today! Several threads carry through this year’s conference. We will be looking honestly at our problems and the data that describes them, but also striving, as…

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Finding Common Ground & Letting Indigenous Communities Lead

By Holly McGuire I felt so fortunate to be able to dip in to the 2017 AMP conference in Portland back in mid-August. The long weekend was organized by the Western States Center as a training and networking conference—AMP stands for Activists Mobilizing for Power. It was an energizing and welcoming scene from the moment…

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OHCS Statewide Housing Plan Outreach

By Jenny Lee Oregon Housing and Community Services is developing its statewide housing plan and seeking feedback from communities around the state! The statewide housing plan will help determine their policy decisions and guide the agency’s work over the next five years. The agency will be traveling throughout Oregon to hear from as many Oregonians as possible about…

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Director’s Note: September 2017

By Janet Byrd Happy Fall! The kids are headed back to school, work is kicking into high gear for everyone (did it ever slow down?), and all of us at Neighborhood Partnerships are looking ahead to RE:Conference and another busy year of working to create a better Oregon, in partnership with all of you. The…

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Ideas Informing Our On-Going Children’s Savings Account Work

By Jill Winsor We’re still hard at work thinking about Children’s Savings Accounts and how we can design something that directly addresses the needs and desires of the communities we are most interested in reaching – communities with low and moderate incomes who need support to prepare for and save for educational opportunities after high…

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Fall 2017 Advocates College

We’re already looking ahead to advocacy in late 2017 and 2018 – because we know there’s always more to do! If you expect to have a policy agenda, we’d love to have you apply. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 Advocates College. This year’s group of advocates will meet three times, beginning in…

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Director’s Desk – August 2017

By Janet Byrd Every year at Neighborhood Partnerships we eagerly anticipate the release of the Prosperity Now Scorecard (formerly known as the Assets and Opportunity Scorecard). And this year, like last year, and the year before that, we find ourselves puzzling over the same Oregon conundrum – how is it that we have in place…

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