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 […]

Asset Builders Unite!

By Jill Winsor At Neighborhood Partnerships we believe that often the best solutions come out of the nexus between big ideas and lived experience. Which is why we are so excited about Asset Builders Unite!, an event (thought up by Carlos Garcia at Hacienda CDC, Quin Collins at College Dreams and Rebekah Barger at CASA […]

Director’s Message – June 2017

By Janet Byrd June is here! It’s starting to feel like summer in Oregon, the Legislature is beginning to wind up their long session, and the NP offices are buzzing as always with activity and excitement. We’ve had opportunity to reflect on the year as we wrap up this fiscal year June 30th and look […]

Your Money, Your Goals: A deeper dive

By Jill Winsor Once again, we here at Neighborhood Partnerships are blown away by the level of dedication and care our partner organizations show the communities they serve. A few weeks ago, Laina and I had the opportunity to spend two days in Astoria with folks from CASA of Oregon – Rebekah Barger, Innovative Changes […]

IDA Success Story – Shannon

By Amy Stuczynski Shannon grew up in a small town in Alaska as the oldest of five children. She describes her parents as teaching her self-reliance and the value of education. She earned a BA in English, got married at 20 years old, and started having children. She moved to Portland early in her marriage, […]

Director’s Message – May 2017

By Janet Byrd Happy May! The team at NP is hard at work on several fronts this month, but we’re also trying to take some time for reflection. April was financial capability month, and in addition to lots of information about strategies for financial education, behavioral economics, and tax time information, there were a few […]

Building Financial Capability in Central Oregon

By Jill Winsor On Monday, March 20th, Janet and I traveled down to Bend to facilitate a training with NeighborImpact on a great toolkit- Building Financial Capability: A planning guide for integrated services. We had a great turn out with representation from thirteen different organizations who came together to learn about opportunities to better connect […]

Oregon Bright Futures Plan Legislative Hearings

By Jill Winsor And Away We Go! Kicking Off Our Oregon Bright Futures Plan Legislative Hearings. There’s nothing quite like watching all of your months and months of hard work start to pay off. Which is exactly how we felt watching the Oregon Bright Futures hearings unfold this Tuesday in the House Early Childhood and […]

Oregon IDA Initiative Continues to Build Prosperity Across Oregon

By Janet Byrd The Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative 2016 evaluation report, released Friday, tells an exciting story of the impact the Initiative and its partners are having in communities across Oregon. Neighborhood Partnerships is proud to work with our partners and to support their work to build stronger communities by investing in the personal and […]