Thank you, Brian Stewart!

This month at our August Board meeting we’ll be saying goodbye to Brian Stewart, who is rotating off the Board after fifteen years of service, six years as Board Chair between 2013 and 2019. Brian has been instrumental to so much of the success of NP over the past years. He has shared his enthusiasm, […]

Exciting News! Our Next Executive Director

Joel Madsen, Board Chair, Neighborhood Partnerships Neighborhood Partnerships is excited to announce that Carlos Garcia will become executive director, effective September 8.  Carlos has served as NP’s Director of Economic Opportunity since 2018.  In addition to overseeing the Oregon IDA initiative, he works with local, regional, and national partners to support movements and create policies […]

Looking Back and Forward in the IDA Initiative

By Holly McGuire As we enter the second half of the calendar year at the IDA Initiative, compiling our annual report to Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) gives us a chance to reflect on the last program year. It was a powerful and intense year, even before the crescendo of the COVID pandemic lockdown […]

Director’s Desk: July

Black Lives Matter. It is time to act to repair the generations of harm and inequity that is the legacy of slavery in the United States, and the legacy of ongoing structures that divert and strip wealth from the Black community. As the New York Times Magazine said this past weekend, it is time for […]

Director’s Desk: June

Black Lives Matter. We are called to re-commit ourselves to work, every day, to move our workplaces, our communities, our state, and our nation towards justice. The murder of George Floyd served as a tipping point. The calculated and deliberate behavior of the police officers, in broad daylight, while aware of cell phone cameras trained […]

Equity Update: June

NP’s Equity Team This month, we’re sharing our progress on our equity goals. Last November, at our annual RE:Conference, Neighborhood Partnerships presented an equity statement, after months of work internally to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. In sharing our equity statement, we explicitly said: “We ask that you hold us accountable. In that spirit, we […]

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, […]