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Encore Fellows Spotlight: Molly Olson

Posted by sarahcohendoherty

Molly Olson recently retired from Intel with over 35 years leading strategic programs and managing technical design and operations teams in the semiconductor and electrical equipment industries. She is a certified New Ventures leadership coach and focuses her consulting and coaching on strategic planning, implementation planning, program management and leadership development. 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 »

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

Posted by sarahcohendoherty

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 »

Fearless Philanthropy and You: Takeaways from our Wine Soiree

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

What is fearless philanthropy, and how do we do it? Last week, this topic brought together Partners, staff, and community members as we shared how fearless philanthropy lives at the intersection of your best decision, what makes your heart break, and knowing you are accomplishing good. Read More »

Building Bridges in the SVP Network

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

It’s always special to be connected across geography with people who share your sense of possibility for change, action orientation and commitment to venture philanthropy. We were invited to speak at their Summer Social Series focused on Collective Impact along with the incredible Janet Austin, CEO of the local YWCA. Read More »

Community Impact Spotlight: Metropolitan Family Service

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) mission is to help people move beyond the limitations of poverty and inequity by delivering proven programs to help people succeed at home, at school, and in the community. Read More »

Lead Partner Perspective: Cory Mathews of Community Education Workers

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Cory Mathews serves as Lead Partner for our investment in the Community Education Workers (CEW) program. We invested in CEW in 2014 to support early parent-child learning in a community-driven, culturally specific way. Read More »