Our Humble Cadence

written by Reyna Gillet on behalf of the NP staff We have a conversation started. We need to show up for them. Marching to the Burnside Bridge – seeing the sea of people, laying down, the crowd of so many young people, teens, kids, all taking a moment and all saying “I can’t breathe.” We’ve […]

We’re hiring a new Executive Director!

You may have missed our earlier announcement about our big news! Later this year, after 15 amazing years as Director, Janet Byrd will be stepping down, and now, we’re looking for our next executive director!  You can read the message from our Board Chair, or from Janet herself. Now, it’s time to search for our […]

New beginnings at Neighborhood Partnerships

By Janet Byrd Friends and colleagues, Last Friday we shared the news that I will be leaving Neighborhood Partnerships later this summer, after a new Executive Director has been hired. This is big news for Neighborhood Partnerships and for me in the midst of a very odd time for our communities, our state, and the […]

An important announcement from Neighborhood Partnerships

By Joel Madsen, Chair, Board of Directors On behalf of the Neighborhood Partnerships Board of Directors and our staff, I write to share some very important news. After fifteen years as our Executive Director, Janet Byrd is stepping down from her position this year. We are so grateful for all of Janet’s vision, work, passion, […]

From the Director, April

By Janet Byrd I hope you’re all staying healthy and finding some ways to take care of yourselves. We’re now several weeks in to our new reality of responding to COVID-19, with an uncertain timeline ahead. I want to thank and acknowledge everyone on the front lines of the response: the people that are picking, […]

Announcing Oregon IDA Initiative Funding Awards!

By Carlos David Garcia The Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative helps build hope for Oregonians with low incomes by providing matched savings opportunities, information about financial systems, and coaching that meets savers where they are at and supports their financial goals. IDA savers bring their own motivation and hard-earned resources, and the Initiative multiplies […]

Update on NP’s response to COVID-19

Dear friends and partners,  We hope you are all well in this trying time. I know that we’re all busy addressing the impacts of the pandemic on our personal, professional, and community lives. I just want to give you a quick update on NP operations, and how we are working to support our partners. In […]

Our statement on the 2020 Legislative Session

On Thursday, March 6, the House and Senate both ended the legislative session, adjourning without a quorum. Since February 25, the majority of the Senate and House Republicans have not been in the Capitol, denying a quorum specifically in protest over SB 1530, the bill which would address climate change.  According to Oregon’s constitution, two-thirds […]

From the Director – March 2020

The census is coming, the census is coming! Did you know that every ten years, the US Constitution requires that we count everyone who resides in the United States? It’s called the decennial census, and it is important to all of us. Why is it important?  First, it determines how much money the state gets […]

From the Director – February 2020

By Janet Byrd Our national partner, Prosperity Now, just released their Assets and Opportunity Scorecard. It shows, not surprisingly, that we have a long way to go to build the Oregon we all want to see. Oregonians are struggling to get by, and struggling even harder to be stable and get ahead. In recent years, […]