Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they played in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event was the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
At United Way, we are working hard to build a region that lives up to the ideals of inclusion, opportunity and racial equity. We believe hate has no place in our communities. Now, more than ever, is the time to stand united. That’s why we’ve joined a coalition of our community partners, local businesses and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, in publicly denouncing the groups planning to spread hateful rhetoric and violence in Portland on August 17.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
One year ago, Taji and Britt, two Portland high school students entering their senior year, sat down to complete a custom curriculum inspired by the community around them; a curriculum dedicated to training the Portland Police Force to interact with youth in more effective and impactful ways.
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Friday, May. 24, 2019
How do children learn, grow and succeed? By giving little ones the chance to play, explore and discover new tools that will encourage learning, we're not only investing in today's kids, but investing in the future of our communities.
Friday, Apr. 19, 2019
With over 250 volunteer opportunities this year alone, Washington County is playing a major role in serving our community through dedicated volunteer work.
Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019
In honor of March 21 being International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we asked our supporters to share a selfie with their role model, someone who inspires them to be #UnitedToEndRacism in their community. From a family member to a neighbor to an activist they admire, the possibilities of highlighting an important person who has left a lasting impact on eliminating racism are endless.
Once all photos were submitted, it was up to you to vote on your favorite photo, and the results are in!