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    A Partner since 2014, Oscar Mayer is passionate about SVP Portland’s venture philanthropy model and our current focus on expanding access to early learning experiences. In this feature, Oscar discusses the role SVP’s Portfolio Management Team plays in overseeing our partnerships with Community Partners to ensure they are well-positioned to grow their early childhood programs. Read More »

    The SVP Portland Board of Directors held our annual planning retreat in August to identify intermediate success metrics indicating we are making strong progress toward our goal, as well as priority roles for the next year that position us to maximize our impact. Read on to hear from Board Chair, Kerry McClenahan. Read More »

    It’s October and we are proud to welcome in the last quarter of the year by recognizing Megan Loeb as our Partner of the Month! At the end of 2018, Megan stepped into the role of Lead Partner for IRCO. Since then, she has been collaborating with the SVP Partner team and IRCO leadership to meet the preschool needs of their community.  Read More »

    On September 20th, over 600 people came out to support Latino Network at their annual Noche Bella event. One of the stories featured was the Juntos Aprendemos program, which prepares children and their families for success in kindergarten.SVP Portland's Lead Partner, Holly Levow, has played a crucial role in creating a successful partnership with Latino Network and was honored at the event. Read More »

    SVP Portland had the chance to be counted in more deeply when we partnered with CEW in 2014 to evaluate their programs and identify opportunities for capacity building and growth. CEW’s belief that it shouldn’t be acceptable that children have different access to early childhood education based on income level, skin color, or immigration or refugee status, aligned well with SVP Portland’s mission and initiatives. Read More »

    All children in our community deserve the chance to enter kindergarten with the tools they need to learn, grow, and be successful. When children have access to quality early learning experiences, their positive outcomes in school increase significantly. SVP Portland is proud to celebrate the Preschool for All Task Force's report on the current state of preschool in Multnomah County and recommendations for how we can provide equitable access to high-quality early learning for all children. This report is the first step to making universal preschool a reality. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Workshop: Creating a Culture of Learning

    October 22 @ 11:00 am

    As service versus product organizations, nonprofits face challenges in measuring and monitoring their performance. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with a methodology for developing performance measures linked to a nonprofit’s mission, be able to apply it, and know how to engage staff to use the information to improve performance. Read More »

    Preschool for All: Celebration & Next Steps

    November 12 @ 4:30 pm

    SVP Partners are invited to join us in celebrating the release of the Preschool for All report, which calls for dramatic expansion in affordable, high quality preschool opportunities for children in Multnomah County, and to learn about next steps in this initiative. Read More »

    Workshop: Issues & Advocacy

    November 12 @ 11:00 am

    Addressing community problems by scaling nonprofit operations can be impactful but limited by systemic constraints requiring remedy through government action. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with the conditions conducive for governmental bodies to act, be able to map the environment of a policy area, and be able to articulate strategies for messaging and promoting government action. Read More »