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    In May 2020, a group of SVP Partners came together with a diverse group of child care advocates to create the Oregon Child Care Provider Relief Guide for Oregon’s child care providers struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. After the relief guide launched, the coalition continued meeting and asked: What more can we do? How can we help small providers survive and thrive, not just through the pandemic, but for the long-term? The answer was shared services. Read More »

    As many of you know, the SVP Portland board of directors gathers each summer, typically in August, for an all-day retreat, where we evaluate goal progress, consider shifts in landscape, and determine strategic priorities moving forward. In the gazillionth example of how 2020 is very different, this year’s retreat was a three-part series of Zoom calls. Each call was two and a half hours, and each focused on a single significant topic that will inform the board’s strategic thinking and planning going forward. Read More »

    After years of preparation and coalition building, the Multnomah County Preschool for All campaign is off and running – YES on Measure 26-214!  Helping the P4A broad coalition secure victory will be a major milestone toward our Access to Preschool goal and will improve generations of lives in our community – a game changer for kids and working families! Read More »

    With more than half of 2020 behind us, we want to share an update with our Partnership on SVP Portland’s accomplishments, challenges, and impact so far this year. In the midst of the massive impact of the pandemic and a long overdue national awakening to the need for fighting systemic racism, we want to circle back to our 2019-2021 Strategic Vision and share progress toward our three Strategic Priorities. Read More »

    “We are incredibly grateful for our long-standing partnership with SVP Portland,” says Terri Sorensen. “The work we’ve done with SVP has been critical to our scaling efforts. We had a lot of work to do so we had the internal capacity to scale our model, and to ensure the organization was sustainable. SVP was able to look at every aspect of our organization and invest in our leadership and infrastructure so that we could scale.” Read More »

    Featured Events

    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 »

    Preschool for All Campaign Briefing

    September 23 @ 12:00 pm

    Learn more about Measure 26-214, the P4A campaign, and how you can support it! Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson and Partner Mark Holloway will join us to share an update with the SVP Partnership. Read More »

    SVP Portland Partnership Panel

    October 13 @ 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 »