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These nonprofit organizations and community programs are fighting to ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive

SVP Community Partners are committed to alleviating the kindergarten readiness crisis in Portland and tackling some of the most pressing issues facing our youngest citizens. SVP Portland is honored to be their Partners for Good.

Growing Master Trainers

The Growing Master Trainers program is targeted towards filling a gap in our early childhood education system: a lack of early childhood education (ECE) trainers who represent communities of color, linguistically diverse communities, and rural communities. Read More »

Albina Head Start

Albina Head Start (AHS), provides Head Start services to children and their families in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland. AHS’ innovative Center Training Assistant (CTA) program has trained over 600 parents for careers as teaching staff since 1992, and has hired 92 of those parents since 2010. Read More »

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (I.R.C.O.)

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy Read More »

Black Parent Initiative

The Black Parent Initiative (BPI) educates and mobilizes the parents and caregivers of Black and multi-ethnic [...] Read More »

Community Education Workers

Early Learning Multnomah is pursuing the pilot of a Community Education Worker strategy. Trained Community [...] Read More »

Metropolitan Family Service

Metropolitan Family Service's "Ready, Set, Go!" is a bilingual (Spanish/English) parent-child early learning program that offers avenues to healthy child development and kindergarten readiness. Read More »


KairosPDX is committed to serving the diverse neighborhoods of North Portland by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate leaders exceeding academic standards at each developmental milestone. Read More »

Native American Youth and Family Center

NAYA’s mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education. Read More »

Latino Network

Latino Network “provides transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities in Multnomah County. Read More »