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Christmas came early to SVP Portland this year!

Make a Bigger Difference - Goal Reached!

We are excited to announce that we have reached our Make a Bigger Difference goal of $200,000! With the astounding support of our Partnership and friends, our audacious “Preschool for All” initiative will break down barriers and get every child equitable access to preschool! You met the challenge and showed us what is possible.

Our Partnership has invested $1 million in cash, volunteered $2.2 million worth of expertise, and brought along $7.8 million in additional revenue to 18 Ready for Kindergarten organizations, programs, and initiatives. Many are serving ten times as many kids as they were before our investment. What’s more, we have become partners in busting through the structural barriers facing their kids and families.

But there is still more work to be done. Quality preschool is a clear game-changer for kids living in poverty. While more than 7,000 kids in Multnomah County qualify for public preschool programs, only 4 out of 10 get the chance to attend. By using our strengths in developing strategy and bringing people from the private, public and nonprofit sectors into partnership, our swing-for-the-fences effort aims to provide quality pre-kindergarten childhood experiences for the kids left out of preschool.

Help us continue the momentum in whatever way you are able to stretch — join us in blasting through that barrier once and for all. Our 16,000 deserving children need you!

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