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    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    Sarah was not simply our Community Impact Manager, she was the heart of our team. Her passion and commitment to SVP’s work shone brightly, and it reverberated throughout our Partnership. We have been overwhelmed with messages of admiration and support from so many of you, and they have meant a great deal to our team. Sarah was truly loved and will be profoundly missed. Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    The COVID-19 epidemic has caused disproportionate devastation for communities of color. Bahia Overton, Executive Director of Black Parent Initiative, recently shared a personal story about her cousin who was diagnosed with COVID-19… and the insufferable process that her family experienced to receive the care that was readily offered to white patients.  Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    Our Community Partners are on the front lines addressing the challenges brought on by COVID-19, as well as the anguish spurred by the killing of George Floyd. We recently had the opportunity to hear directly from two of them: the Executive Directors of Portland Children’s Museum and Black Parent Initiative (BPI). Learning from the expertise and wisdom of community leaders was incredibly powerful. Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the critical need for a quality preschool system. As the economic crisis deepens and closures have threatened the supply of child care and preschool providers, our families, community, and economy need Preschool for All now more than ever. SVP Partner and Preschool for All Co-Chair Mark Holloway offers an update on Multnomah County's Preschool for All initiative. Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    For so many organizations across the country, coronavirus has shifted business as usual. But “business as usual” takes on a different meaning when you’re serving the families and communities in which you belong. That was the case for SVP Portland’s (SVP) Community Partner, Latino Network, which works to positively transform the lives of Latinx youth, families, and communities. Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    We are living in a time of outrage and unrest, as George Floyd’s murder reminds us of the deep and systemic racial inequities in our country. As the white stepmother of a mixed-race child, Sarah Cohen-Doherty, Community Impact Manager, reflects on her personal equity journey and how she is responding to the current tensions of today. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    SVP Portland Partnership Panel

    August 27 @ 4:00 pm

    We invite all SVP Partners and Encore Fellows to join us for an overview of the SVP Partnership, a holistic view of our Community Partners, and ways to engage with SVP. Partners Larry Fox and Kelly Starkey will share their stories of how SVP operates and inspires. Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 101

    September 21 @ 3:00 pm

    This training is for current SVP Partners and Encore Fellows. After completing this workshop, you will learn essential soft skills to engage in the nonprofit sector, and inclusively work in our Community Partner spaces with racial consciousness and cultural relevance. Read More »

    Sarah Cohen-Doherty

    Latino Network: Virtual Noche Bella

    September 25 @ 7:00 pm

    This year’s event will include an online auction from Tuesday, September 22 – Monday, September 28, and a livestream program on Friday, September 25. The livestream program will bring you powerful stories and inspiring messages from our Latinx leaders, including the chance to celebrate Executive Director Carmen Rubio and her impact on Latino Network before she becomes Portland’s first Latinx Portland City Commissioner! Read More »