Champions Academy

In our city, there are thousands of girls and boys who find hope in sports but destruction, dysfunction, and frustration in almost every other area of life. We believe young athletes coming from underrepresented neighborhoods are some of the most at-risk students in the City of Portland, and we are collectively failing to support their holistic development. Something must be done…

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Abstract: In the case of the community-based re-entry practices proposed in this concept paper, the ideas do not represent a dramatic shift from what has been done faithfully by Oregonians for many years. That said, there is something happening in Oregon that cannot be captured on paper. The right partners have come together. The Contingent has developed a delivery system building…

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The Child Welfare Initiative

Over the last year, key leaders in the faith-based communities of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties have shared a passion to serve the child welfare system. In March 2012, a team of leaders began dreaming about the formation a regional collaborative to ensure the long-term sustainability of what is now called the Child Welfare Initiative. Several local…

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