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.
As a leader in early childhood education, Albina Head Start (AHS) also provides career training programs for parents of children enrolled in their programs. With market research and business planning, AHS can expand these career training opportunities for parents in across their communities. Read More »
Increased organizational capacity will position the Black Parent Initiative to expand and strengthen its early childhood programs and long-term sustainability, as well as achieve broader systems change for Portland’s Black community. Read More »
CAIRO is the sole advocacy organization in Oregon for and by African immigrants. It is a statewide, grassroots not-for-profit that engages, educates and empowers African immigrants and refugees communities with a view to inspire hope so they rise above the circumstances that marginalize them. Read More »
The Community Education Workers (CEW) Program offers an innovative, community-driven model for increasing family support to priority children and families. It has the potential to draw on significant resources available through Oregon’s healthcare system. Read More »
The Equity Collaborative (formerly known as the Culturally Specific Early Learning Advocacy Collaborative) works to increase investment in culturally specific early childhood practices and shift the public narrative to make equity a priority in Oregon's early education system. Read More »
By co-investing with other Oregon foundations to grow the number of Master Trainers, we will ensure we meet the professional development needs of the linguistically, culturally, and geographically diverse early childhood workforce in Oregon. Read More »
Serving over 35 immigrant and refugee populations in Portland, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is uniquely positioned to develop a culturally and linguistically specific, high-quality preschool serving multiple races, ethnicities, and languages. Read More »
Latino Network is the leading provider of effective services to Multnomah County’s 90,000+ Latino population. Their successful programs for young children and families must be scaled to reach more of the demand in communities and schools. Read More »
Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) Ready, Set, Go! program for young children and families has already demonstrated impressive outcomes and is positioned to serve as a key pre-k resource for more local school districts. Read More »