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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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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