5 Things We Learned at the Linn, Benton, Lincoln Regional Asset Building Summit

By Jill Winsor On Tuesday, June 13th, we were joined by a group of the best and brightest leaders and thinkers from Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties. The Regional Asset Building Summit took a close look at the economic forces in the area, the impacts those forces are having on lives of families and innovative…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness

The earned income tax credit can be a powerful tool. You can determine your eligibility for, file and claim your EITC for free: If you make $54,000 a year or less, you can access free tax return preparation services available at more than 13,000 community volunteer tax assistance sites. You can use brand name software…

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Director’s Desk: Statement of Inclusion

  By Janet Byrd, Executive Director The Neighborhood Partnerships board and staff have adopted the statement above as a re-affirmation of the values that drive us to do the work we do. We are privileged to work in communities across Oregon with talented and dedicated partners who make lives better every single day by offering…

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