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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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…

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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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