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Coming 2021

In 2021, we are announcing a new initiative focused on empowering rising leaders of color and low-income rural leaders in Oregon. Stay tuned to learn more!

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Emerging Leaders

Our Emerging Leaders initiative released a 2020 Impact Report. The internship program had to adapt and transition to a fully virtual format supporting a cohort of 55 Emerging Leaders of Color this summer. Dive in to the report and celebrate with us!

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Congrats!

The Contingent won the prestigious Light A Fire Award for our 2020 COVID-19 Response.

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Power of Technology

We are convinced that now is a time for an optimistic view of technology. Social entrepreneurship is going to be increasingly dependent on tech. Microsoft published a case study to sharing how My NeighbOR works because of Dynamics 365, Azure, and Power BI.

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Microsoft

The Contingent was selected for a massive investment from Microsoft! This investment will transform our work to empower rising leaders of color and low-income rural leaders in Oregon, and correlates with a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT coming in 2021. The Contingent is going all in.

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The Oregon Cares Fund

After George Floyd was murdered on the streets of Minneapolis, the entire country entered into the most important wave of discussion about racism in a generation. In Oregon, a group of Black leaders organized an unprecedented set of meetings with Oregon’s elected leadership, and one byproduct was the emergence of..Read More

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Know Me Now

COVID-19 didn’t just impact those in the community. In fact, it disproportionally impacted men and women in Oregon prisons. Know Me Now stepped up to be a part of the solution in supporting men and women in custody and those who work at the Department of Corrections. Read More

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Foster Families Step-up

My NeighbOR created a rising tide that raised all boats. We have seen an increase in foster family inquiries during this pandemic. Read More

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My NeighbOR

When COVID-19 hit, our community’s most vulnerable children and families were hit hardest. Faced with the crisis of a generation, Every Child launched My NeighbOR, a 36-county decentralized community mobilization effort designed to connect neighbors with families and youth in foster care who have essential needs. My NeighbOR brought us..Read More

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The Contingent

For over 18 months, we had planned to rebrand and recalibrate what was previously Portland Leadership Foundation to become The Contingent. The Contingent is a group of people trained for action. We have a 36-county commitment to Oregon and a vision for a new conversation in our country. www.thecontingent.org

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