Honoring World Refugee Day 2019

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

June 20 marks World Refugee Day, an international day commemorating the resilience, courage, perseverance and impact of millions of refugees globally. 

Sharing Culture One Story at a Time

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019
With help from United Way, Washington County Cooperative Library Services has launched a new series of multilingual storytimes in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

#UnitedToEndRacism Challenge Winner!

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! 

Top 5 Moments in 2018

Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
As we head into the New Year, we hope you'll take a moment to reflect on how your support made our region a better place for everyone. Here are the top five moments you made possible.

A Safe Place to Call Home

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Two years ago, Happy Star and her children didn’t know where they were going to sleep from one night to the next. See how support from donors like you, made all the difference.

Volunteers Knit Handmade Goods for Families in Need

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

As temperatures drop, we see hats, scarves and sweaters pulled from the depths of our closets, ready to brave the cold months ahead. But for vulnerable families in our community, the availability of winter gear can be hard to come by – especially for young kids who need it the most.

Celebrating Parent Voice

Monday, Sep. 10, 2018
The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) is an important part of our Early Learning Multnomah initiative. Through PAC parents share their voice and help guide our early learning investments. This year marks PAC's 4th anniversary serving our community. Take a look at all of their incredible achievements. 

When Parents Lead, Kids Succeed

Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018
It wasn’t that long ago that Lam Hoang felt isolated and alone, having moved to Multnomah County from her home in Vietnam. Since then she's emerged as a parent leader in the community, sharing her experience and voice to ensure children of color have every opportunity to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.

Hopeful for My Daughter's Future

Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018

Forced to leave her home in Ethiopia for fear of persecution, Danait landed in Portland four years ago as part of the refugee resettlement program. She left her home country including her family and friends, without being able to bring any personal possessions or even prepare herself for life in a new culture.