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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Welcome Stacey!

Neighborhood Partnerships is excited to announce our newest staff member, Stacey Ziegenhagel, Administrative Assistant.  Stacey graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology. She joined NP to provide logistical, communications, data management, event management, and technology support. An organizer and advocate by nature, Stacey has worked…

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Director’s Desk: Welcome 2017

By Janet Byrd, Executive Director Welcome 2017! It’s shaping up to be quite a year in Oregon and across the country. Here at Neighborhood Partnerships we are looking forward to working with you to build increased opportunity for all Oregonians, to protect the progress we’ve made, and to bring people together to think and talk…

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The Power of Paradox

By Jill Winsor Oregon is a state that rises to meet its challenges. Oregonians strive to be exceptional and to make sure that where we lead, others will want to follow. Oregonians want to live in a state where all of our residents can thrive. That’s the energy behind our Oregon’s Bright Futures work. We…

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RE:Conference RE:Cap

To those who were able to attend this year’s RE:Conference, thank you so much for coming! Neighborhood Partnerships is honored to be part of such a passionate and dedicated community of people. We were blown away by your dedication to your communities and the energy and excitement for the work we have ahead of us.…

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Welcome Hannah!

Neighborhood Partnerships is excited to announce our newest staff member, Hannah Waterman, Development Manager. As Development Manager, Hannah works closely with Neighborhood Partnerships’ generous supporters and community partners to further the mission of bringing opportunity to all Oregonians. Hannah leads marketing efforts for the IDA Initiative as well as managing NP’s individual and community donor…

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Eight Things, 81 Days

These remarks are edited from the closing celebration at the 2016 RE:Conference. For the last twelve months, I have felt as if we, people who care about everyone having a safe place to call home, were on the verge of something big – a breakthrough in public understanding about the importance of home, about the ways…

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Welcome Holly!

Neighborhood Partnerships is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Holly McGuire! Welcome Holly! Holly has joined the Oregon IDA Initiative as an IDA Program Coordinator. We asked her a few questions about herself to try to get to know her a little bit better. For starters, tell me a little about yourself I come…

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