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The Lasting Impact of Prejudice

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Last week we had the privilege of attending Dr. Larry Sherman’s lecture, “Your Racist Brain: The Neuroscience of Prejudice”. He explained that we have evolved to make quick judgements based on visual information. These judgements aren’t based on reason or experience, they’re based on instinct. It sounds bad, but we can use what we know about prejudice and the brain to develop methods to combat prejudice and racism. Read More »

Portland Encore Fellows Sponsored by Intel

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Not everyone who reaches “retirement age” is ready to retire, but that doesn’t mean they’re not ready to try something new. Here at SVP Portland, we’re immensely proud to host the Encore Fellows program. Encore Fellows are seasoned professionals retiring from successful careers who are interested in transitioning into nonprofit world. They are matched with projects at local nonprofits where their professional expertise helps local organizations fulfill their missions. Read More »

Investee Spotlight: The Black Parent Initiative

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

With over 10 years experience serving the Black community, BPI intimately understands that the burden of racism is highly problematic for the betterment of the families in our community. In order to best improve the lives of Portland’s Black and multi-ethnic children, BPI provides services including parent coaching, parent training, and education. Read More »

Latino Network: Support the Early Childhood Equity Fund

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Please join us this April 18th in Salem, Oregon to support SVP Investee Latino Network and the new legislation they are proposing, HB 3069, The Early Child Equity Fund. The Fund is an important step towards closing the kindergarten readiness gap for children of color in our community. Read More »

SVP Expands Its Partnership

Posted by simonewren

We have been lucky enough to secure partnerships with several Portland businesses and deepen others. These partnerships not only allow SVP to tap into the great minds of some of local businesses’ best, but they also give corporations access to all the benefits of being an SVP partner – from human resources to marketing and public relations expertise. Read More »

In Memoriam: Jerry Jones

Posted by simonewren

Jerry Gale Jones, esteemed Portland businessman, philanthropist, spiritual seeker and meditation teacher, peacefully passed away on December 29, 2016, at his home in Ojai, California. He will be remembered as a quiet, deep, hardworking, kind and generous man, a loving friend and father, and he will be greatly missed. Read More »

Simone’s New Adventure

Posted by simonewren

After a wonderful three-year tenure with SVP, Simone Wren will be leaving us soon to serve as Product Operations Manager at New Relic, an international technology company. Simone has been invaluable over the last three years to deepening of our relationship with you and our Investees and establishing both the Rising Leaders and SVP Youth […] Read More »