Equitable Education portfolio

Grants awarded: 49

Total awarded: $7,168,404

In a flourishing Oregon, equitable education means that all students — regardless of race, ethnicity, family income, geography, disability or language — have the opportunity to succeed in school at all levels of the education continuum. We expect that all students enter school ready to succeed, are reading at benchmark by third grade, are on track for graduation when they enter high school, and graduate high school with a plan for post-secondary and career success. We aim to build a unified movement to advance equitable education, create systems and policy level impact, and improve student achievement and college and career readiness.

Goal 1: Build a unified movement to advance equitable education

Center for African Immigrants & Refugees of Oregon (CAIRO)        

Portland

Multnomah County

$100,000        

To support organizational capacity building measures to assure African student success in Multnomah County

Elevate Oregon

Portland

Multnomah County        

$76,000        

To deliver supports within the Parkrose School District in East Multnomah County to improve academic outcomes and equity of opportunity for priority students

I Have a Dream Foundation - Oregon

Portland

Multnomah County

$100,000        

To expand parent engagement and leadership work for priority cultural communities within Reynolds School District

Jefferson County School District 509-J

Madras

Jefferson County        

$175,000        

To increase community engagement and student success by providing Native language and cultural programming through a partnership between the Jefferson County School District and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs         

Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality        

Salem

Marion County

$150,000        

To support Latino immigrant parents partnering with Salem-Keizer School District to create systems-wide changes that benefit student outcomes        

Unite Oregon        

Portland

Multnomah County        

$175,000        

To train parents in communities of color in Multnomah County's David Douglas School District in cross cultural leadership development

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Portland

Multnomah County                

$250,000        

For a district and community-based partner collaboration in the Reynolds School District in East Multnomah County to develop  culturally-specific and culturally-responsive practices aimed at making significant impact on student achievement

Goal 2: Create systems- and policy-level impact

All Hands Raised        

Portland

Multnomah County        

$150,000        

To build capacity for systems change by deepening school community integration with culturally specific organizations in six Multnomah County school districts

Better Together Central Oregon        

Redmond

Deschutes County

$105,000        

To build an education data system that aligns community and education organizations efforts to improve priority student outcomes in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties

Centennial School District        

Portland

Multnomah County

$30,000        

To integrate and align a district-wide equity plan with the goals of increasing inclusion, culturally responsive practices and student achievement

Children's Institute        

Portland

Multnomah County

$175,000        

To engage critical community leaders in shaping and delivering Children's Institute's 2019 statewide advocacy agenda

Douglas Education Service District

Roseburg

Douglas County        

$124,260        

To strengthen the region’s capacity to serve and empower communities of color in Douglas, Klamath and Lake counties

KairosPDX        

Portland

Multnomah County        

$175,000        

To reduce disparities for African American students on a systems-wide level by training teachers across Oregon in Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed practices

Oregon Business Council Charitable Institute        

Portland

Multnomah County

$150,000        

To support the Future Learning initiative , aimed at developing a diverse educational leadership pipeline committed to learner-centered education throughout Oregon

Oregon Coast Community College

Newport

Lincoln County        

$250,000        

To fill the educator workforce gap in Lincoln County with culturally responsive and prepared K-12 teachers        


Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

Portland

Multnomah County        

$140,000        

To launch a statewide policy change campaign to increase access to nutrition in schools for students living in poverty

Portland State University Foundation

Portland

Multnomah County        

$113,853        

To increase the statewide diversity of school leaders, build mentorship opportunities for education leaders of color and develop culturally responsive leadership courses through collaboration with communities of color

Resolutions Northwest

Portland

Multnomah County        

$249,102        

To implement and test a restorative justice plan to reduce disproportionate discipline for youths of color in East Multnomah County’s Reynolds School District

Seaside School District #10        

Seaside

Clatsop County

$113,100        

To develop a district-wide equity strategy resulting in improved outcomes and increased college and career readiness for students in Clatsop County        

Stand for Children Leadership Center        

Portland

Multnomah County

$150,000        

To improve high school graduation and college readiness rates for priority students throughout Oregon through monitoring Measure 98 implementation

Goal 3: Improve student achievement and college and career readiness
        

Boys and Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties

Salem

Marion County

$140,000

To equip underserved youth in Marion and Polk counties with life skills, academic proficiency and educational momentum to excel in high school through the “Be Great By 8th” program

Building Blocks To Success Corporation

Portland

Multnomah County        

$145,360        

To provide STEM education programming for underserved and underrepresented youth in North and Northeast Portland

Building Healthy Families

Enterprise

Wallowa County        

$150,000        

To reduce barriers and increase school and life success for priority students in Baker and Wallowa counties        

Central Oregon Community College        

Bend

Deschutes County

$175,000

To improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates for Latino and Native American students in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties

College Dreams

Grants Pass

Josephine County

$175,000        

To enroll 280 new 5th-12th grade students from low-income, first generation and underrepresented communities, and to provide evidence-based college and career readiness services for 1,200 program participants in Douglas, Jackson and Josephine counties        

College Possible

Portland

Multnomah County                

$150,000        

To increase post-secondary enrollment by supporting priority students in rural Oregon through every stage of the college access and success process

Community Cycling Center

Portland

Multnomah County

$85,000        

To expand a STEM bicycle mechanics program into East Portland        

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

Corvallis

Benton County        

$144,000        

To increase ready-for-kindergarten outcomes through Corvallis Kinder Launch summer programming and family engagement for priority populations in Benton County

Family Access Network Foundation

Bend

Deschutes County

$50,000        

To support low-income and homeless middle school students in Redmond        


Friends of the Children - Central Oregon

Bend

Deschutes County        

$175,000        

To provide long-term, professional mentorship to vulnerable youth in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties

Gateway to College National Network        

Portland

Multnomah County        

$250,000        

To expand “PDX Bridge” in collaboration with Mount Hood Community College, providing accessible post-secondary pathways for priority youth in East Multnomah County

Hillsboro School District 1J

Hillsboro

Washington County        

$175,000        

For a multifaceted mentorship program to increase school engagement, target supports and improve education outcomes for 9th grade Latino boys        

Hood River County School District

Hood River

Hood River County

$175,000        

To eliminate disparities and increase post-secondary enrollment in Hood River County through district-wide DEI training and the creation of an Equity and Family Partnerships Officer, a new leadership level position        

IRCO

Portland

Multnomah County                

$170,000        

To improve academic achievement for 4th through 9th grade English Language Learners in East Multnomah County's Parkrose School District

Jefferson County School District 509-J

Madras

Jefferson County        

$175,000        

To integrate intensive literacy support for students and ongoing literacy professional development for staff at Warm Springs K-8 Academy, serving Jefferson County and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation        

Kids Unlimited of Oregon

Medford

Jackson County        

$175,000        

To create a family-friendly literacy center in Jackson County to increase in the number of ready-for-kindergarten students        

Malheur Education Service District Region 14

Vale

Malheur County        

$37,400        

To increase career readiness for high school students in Treasure Valley Tech career and technical education programs in Baker, Harney and Malheur counties        

Maslow Project

Medford

Jackson County

$50,000        

To improve educational equity for homeless youth in Jackson and Josephine counties

Portland Community College Foundation        

Portland

Multnomah County

$175,000

To implement “Workforce Connect,” a program that improves career readiness and pathways to living-wage jobs for underrepresented, first-generation and low-income high school students in Columbia, Multnomah and Washington counties

Portland State University Foundation

Portland

Multnomah County        

$168,108        

To scale Oregon MESA's programs with a goal of closing the opportunity gap in STEM for priority students in Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties


Rainbow Youth Golf Education Program

Chiloquin

Klamath Falls

$30,000        

To increase priority student success through culturally relevant, project-based curriculum

Reading Results        

Portland

Multnomah County        

$100,000        

To increase the number of benchmark level 3rd grade readers among historically underserved students in Multnomah County

REAP

Portland

Multnomah County                

$175,000        

To implement a district-wide program fostering educational success, leadership, civic engagement and entrepreneurism for culturally diverse students in Centennial and Beaverton School Districts in Multnomah and Washington counties

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

Corvallis

Benton County                

$175,000        

For “Pathways into Healthcare,” a program designed to successfully transition diverse, low-income, rural and first-generation students in Benton, Clackamas, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties into healthcare focused post-secondary programs

Self Enhancement, Inc.        

$175,000        

To increase the number of graduating African American and other underserved students in Multnomah County and to prepare them for post-secondary education and career success

Southern Oregon Child and Family Council

Central Point

Jackson County        

$150,000

To establish the Listo Family Literacy Program as an economic and education strategy for Latino families in Jackson County        


Treasure Valley Community College Foundation

Ontario

Malheur County

$127,426        

To create collaboration between key stakeholders to build education-to-workforce pathways for historically underserved youth in Malheur, Harney, Baker and Union counties        


Trillium Family Services

Portland

Multnomah County                

$95,000        

To embed a full-time Mental Health Promotion Specialist at KairosPDX in Portland to provide culturally-specific, trauma-informed services to students and families


Umpqua Community College

Roseburg

Douglas County        

$249,795        

For a continuum of career preparation experiences to align priority youth in Douglas County with employer needs        

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