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Community Education Workers: A Model That Can Change the World

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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 »

Partner of the Month: Andrew Becvar

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We are thrilled to welcome in September by honoring Andrew Becvar as SVP Portland’s Partner to the Month! Andrew is a Certified Financial Planner™ who joined the SVP Partnership in 2018 and has brought his expertise in financial management directly to our Partnership ever since. Read More »

Meet Barb Wood, Encore Fellows Engagement Lead

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After twenty-five years in nonprofit leadership and management, plus extensive education in human development, Barb’s innate curiosity about people and their lives makes her a perfect fit for the “Matchmaker” position with the Encore Fellows Program. She came to this position having first applied to be a Fellow herself. Read More »

Pull Up a Chair…Early Childhood Updates

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Preschool For All: SVP’s Partnership with Multnomah County

As capacity builders, SVP is known for being a leader behind the public leader. This is why we have been invited to seats at early childhood decision-making tables, where we play a role in driving a cohesive strategy and alignment in. Together, across sectors, we are building the capacity of our community to ensure that all children have access to high quality, culturally relevant early learning experiences. Please read on for a snapshot of important conversations in which SVP is participating at the State and local levels. Read More »

Proving and Improving Our Impact

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We are effective at accelerating growth and building the capacity of nonprofits that we partner with. The results show that we are effective because of the following key elements: Read More »

Bolder and Brighter: New Faces With a New Vision for Portland

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On Friday, June 15, our Partnership convened with Portland Public Schools Superintendent, Guadalupe Guerrero; and Oregon’s Early Learning Council Chair, Sue Miller, for an armchair discussion surrounding Portland’s progressive vision for education in Portland, and how that will take place in the years to come. John Branam, SVP Investor Partner and Board Member moderated. Here’s what we took away: Read More »

Encore Fellows Spotlight: Louis Weisberg

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When Louis decided to retire from Intel, after twenty years in project and program management, he was looking forward to doing something else, this time in the social impact sector. As he interviewed for his Encore Fellowship as Generation to Generation Project Leader for Metropolitan Family Service in Portland, OR, he realized he wanted to […] Read More »