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Announcing our Newest Investment: Albina Head Start

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Albina has been offering Early Head Start and Head Start services to low-income families in Multnomah County. In addition to early childhood education, Albina offers wraparound services to families and children, including free preventative dental care, family advocates, fresh food partnerships, and career training for parents. We're very proud to be Partnering with them! Read More »

What You Can Do to Advance Love, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted by Melinda Gross, Director of Learning and Equity

At SVP, we are committed to advancing racial equity because race and ethnicity play an outsized role in determining kindergarten readiness and because we want a strong, vibrant community. Can we really expect that our children, especially children of color, will be ready for kindergarten and succeed as adults when they are surrounded by hate and bias? Breaking through to a world that lifts up social justice and equity is essential for kids success and our own well being. Read More »

Preschool for All? Count Portland in!

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

On October 13, more than 250 people raised their hands and said "count me in" when asked if they would support equitable access to high-quality preschool in Multnomah County. This one-day conference, titled "Preschool for All", was a collaborative effort between Social Venture Partners (SVP), Early Learning Multnomah (ELM), and Portland State University (PSU). Read More »

Encore Fellows in the News: David Williams on KATU

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

David Williams, an Encore Fellow, retired from Intel at the end of June 2016, and slid straight into his fellowship at Friends of the Columbia Gorge. His work will be particularly valuable now, after the devastating Eagle Creek fire that scorched the Gorge, as he's been working to map the scenic, cultural and recreational values and resources which will need to be restored in the coming years. Read More »

Your Annual Partners Meeting

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

Thank you to everybody who attended the Annual Partners Meeting on October 19th. We really appreciate your dedication to our collective goal: ensuring that every child in Multnomah County is ready for kindergarten. It was an opportunity to mingle with Partners, Investee leaders, and community members to discuss collective impact, the state of early childhood education, and philanthropy. Read More »

2017’s Gallery of Impact—The Annual Partners Meeting

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

The Gallery of Impact was premiered at our 2017 Annual Partners Meeting, and it outlines our contributions to our 2017 Community Partners. Read More »

Wendy Weissman, Board Chair’s Award for Passion and Service 2017

Posted by Sagarika Ravishankar

At the Annual Partners Meeting on October 19th, Wendy Weissman was named the Board Chair’s Award for Passion and Service recipient. Wendy has been a dedicated member of the SVP community and has been Lead of Leads (the Lead Partner-in-charge for our investments) for multiple years. She’s gone above and beyond in her commitment to our mission and our goals, and we’re thrilled to be honoring her this year. Read More »