From the Director – March 2019

By Janet Byrd February was an eventful month at NP with much of our focus on the Oregon Legislature. We saw years of work by so many people pay off with the passage and signing of a bill to better protect Oregonians who rent their homes from housing instability. We’re not done, though — there’s…

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From the Director – February 2019

The Oregon Legislative Session is underway! Session began on January 22, and will last until mid to late June. We’re off to a fast start, and you can read more throughout the newsletter about what’s going on, what to expect in the coming months, and how you can get involved in making change. In between…

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Welcome Luke!

Luke Bonham joined Neighborhood Partnerships after working seven years at ROSE Community Development in outer SE Portland. As Resident Assets Manager, Luke oversaw the growth of ROSE’s community programs in a variety of areas, building youth and family programs, increasing access to resources and opportunities, managing partnerships, and facilitating adult leadership development. Luke is bilingual, having learned Spanish while living…

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From the Director – January 2019

By Janet Byrd Happy New Year! 2019 holds a lot of promise for creating opportunity and stability for Oregonians. There’s a lot of work ahead for us in the Legislature, working with our partners on program management, and planning for the 6th Annual RE:Conference in October. We’re excited to be almost fully staffed up, looking…

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Welcome Carlos García!

Carlos joined NP as Director of Economic Opportunity in October 2018. In his role Carlos will be leading our work to build assets and financial vitality in communities across Oregon. He’ll be supporting the success of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative, as well as working to advance policy changes and secure resources – including…

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From the Director – December 2018

By Janet Byrd It’s December, the dust is settling from the election, and here at NP we’re looking ahead to the Legislative session. Before we jump into that, though, we want to pause and reflect. The ballot measures we just voted on in November were in no small way a test of who we want…

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From the Director – October 2018

By Janet Byrd We’re just a few days out from an election that will set a path for Oregon. As I write this, I’m hoping that the Oregon I love will prevail, and that we will vote to embrace our neighbors (NO on 105!) and to ensure that we all have the foundation for success…

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Our Election Recommendations

Dear Friend of Neighborhood Partnerships: Voting is an incredibly important part of our responsibilities and privileges as citizens of this country. At Neighborhood Partnerships, we take this responsibility very seriously. Our Board of Directors has endorsed three positions on measures that are currently before Oregon voters in this election. We urge all of our supporters,…

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From the Director – October 2018

By Janet Byrd In September several of us here at Neighborhood Partnerships had the opportunity to hear DeRay McKesson speak about his views on what we need now, in this particular moment in America’s story. He talked about what we need as individuals, and what we need as a community. He called on us to…

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IDA Success Story – Jasmine Tran, Founder of Essance Skincare, Portland

In 2011, Jasmine Tran had been working for many years in the lab of an Oregon skincare manufacturer when, in the wake of the slow recovery from the Great Recession, her position was cut. She decided to take her product knowledge and create her own formulations that use essential oils and natural ingredients. When it…

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