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Community Education Workers: A Model That Can Change the World

Posted by sarahcohendoherty

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

Posted by sarahcohendoherty

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 »

A Five-Year Investment in SVP Portland: Shannon Jones

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

If you would like to hear from one of SVP Portland's committed Partners, let us introduce you to Shannon Jones, SVP Portland's first Five-Year Partner! To learn more about her reasoning behind this five-year pledge to SVP Portland, please read on. Read More »

Commitment to Advancing Racial Equity Update

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

As we grow in our journey to advance racial equity, we are constantly reviewing our original commitments and looking for ways to deepen our work around equity. In this process, we have refined our goals toward advancing racial equity and are excited to share with you what we are already doing, and what is to come! Read More »

Partner of the Month: Mark Holloway

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

Known for his energy and tireless efforts to create “Preschool for All” in Multnomah County, Mark has served as Vice-Chair of the Preschool for All Task Force (chaired by Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson) for the past nine months. We are thrilled to honor him as August's Partner of the Month! Read More »

Preschool for All: One Step Closer

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

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 »

Five Years Later: Project Impact Then and Now

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

The fact that MFS and Adelante have continued to build upon their learnings from the Project Impact cohort and expanded the evaluation strategies to multiple programs demonstrates how a small SVP Portland investment can result in significant, sustained return.  Read More »