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Children’s Book Bank: The Impact of Representation

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

It's important to see how our Investees touch lives. Dani Swope, Executive Director of the Children’s Book Bank (CBB), shared a story of how books can bring communities and cultures to life for children, and give them the representation they need to make reading relatable. Read More »

QA with Jane Williams-Grube, Lead Partner for IRCO

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

"IRCO was on my radar ever since I moved to Portland. Perhaps I saw it as a way of giving back to the many people in countries where I lived, who helped me navigate culture and language while making me feel safe and comfortable in my new surroundings. I wanted to be involved." Read More »

Partner of the Month: Noelle Studer-Spevak

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Noelle Studer-Spevak is our Partner of the Month! Noelle has been a Partner for two years and recently received the Oregon PTA Advocate for Children Award. Read More »

Children’s Book Bank: “Tell Me a Story”

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

On June 1st, we attended The Children’s Book Bank’s benefit of the year, "Tell Me A Story", where we got to hear storytellers tell personal tales based on the prompt “A book that changed my life”. Each story shone a light on the importance of reading, and how books deeply touch a person’s life. Read More »

Advancing Racial Equity: Together We Can

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

As a partnership, we have expeditiously ventured into the racial and cultural equity space. We’ve been working hard to solidify our commitment, goal, and course of action, and we are bringing that work to bear. As we push our commitment to Advancing Racial Equity into the light, our CEO shares his experiences surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion with you. Read More »

Partner of the Month: David C. Smith

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

David brings confidence and depth of expertise to any project, while remaining humble and thoughtful. He pushes towards action and always follows through. It’s amazing how much he’s done during his time with the partnership. Read More »

NAYA Nurtures Native Youth: Early College Academy

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

We’d like to congratulate NAYA on their visionary program that offers a blended high school and postsecondary curriculum, small class sizes and individualized educational options for each student. The academic programming integrates Native culture, family and community outreach, and partnerships with postsecondary institutions. Read More »