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Student Success Act Signed Into Law

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On May 16, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427 into law, tweeting, “Proud to sign our Student Success Act into law today, ensuring our schools will finally receive funding at the level our children deserve. This is a big day for our kids, and their future." SVP Portland has served as a capacity builder, seed investor, fiscal sponsor, and champion of the Equity Collaborative over the past several years, and we are incredibly proud of the advocacy efforts that resulted in this significant outcome.   Read More »

Preschool for All: SVP Partners’ Perspectives

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Our network has been deeply engaged since the Preschool for All Task Force and Work Groups kicked off last year. And, like all our investments, Investor Partners have a bilateral relationship with the Community Partner, learning as much as they give. Read on to learn about our Partners’ experiences with this engagement! Read More »

Multi-Generational Early Childhood Education Programs

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Multi-generation programs are a valuable, but not well-known, part of the early childhood education landscape. Portland State University commissioned SVP Portland Partner and early learning specialist, Stephanie Feeney, to develop a white paper investigating multi-generational early childhood programs. Read More »

2018 Partner of the Year: Linda Hassan Anderson

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

At the Annual Partner’s Gathering, Board Chair Kerry McClenahan had the great pleasure of announcing the 2018 Partner of the Year award recipient. This year’s award went to a Partner in her fourth year with SVP Portland who has been an amazing force in our Partnership since day one—Linda Hassan Anderson. Read More »

2019 Annual Partners Gathering in Review

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

Fellow Partners, At this year’s Annual Partners Gathering, we celebrated the tremendous impact we have made through our investments of human, social, and financial capital. We also covered some serious business related to our own capacity-building needs. As follow-up, we offer several opportunities to learn more. If you’d like a review of key messages from […] Read More »

Partner of the Month: Alex Nelson

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

A regular feature in SVP Portland’s communications, Partner of the Month recognizes Investor and Business Partners for their outstanding contribution to our impact. Partners are nominated by their peers. Change would not be possible without the dedication of Partners engaged in the community and, for this, SVP thanks you! Read More »

Please Welcome Our New Director of Community Impact

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As venture philanthropists, capacity building is the core of what we do. With Lauren Johnson, our former Senior Vice President for Community Impact, stepping into the role of Executive Director, we needed a strong leader to guide the strategic direction and oversight of the capacity building we do with our Community Partners as we continue work on our “Preschool for All” goal. After a thorough search process, which included SVP staff, the Board, Investor Partners, and Community Partners, we are thrilled to announce that Rose Rezai is our new Director of Community Impact!   Read More »