***Update*** We are postponing the poverty simulation on December 10th to a TBD date in March. We want to make sure it is a rich, full experience for both volunteers and participants and this will give us the opportunity to open up registration to more participants for this experience. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you in March! Continue reading Experience a poverty simulation!
Celebrate the holidays with us! Watch a one-man performance of a beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol in Prose, on December 19th!
By attending, not only do you get to enjoy an incredible performance with your friends and family, but you will also support poverty education. All proceeds benefit our work to reduce the stigma of poverty, and improve outcomes for people experiencing poverty. Continue reading Celebrate the holidays with us!
That reflection often leads me to the situation of many folks I have come to know throughout my life and with my work with CoActive Connections. I have volunteered in classrooms with children who often don’t know when their next meal will be. And my heart breaks for them. Not only their immediate situation, but the knowledge that they are vulnerable and are unintentionally being exposed to potentially unsafe and risky living environments due to poverty in their families. It breaks my heart. Continue reading Give today be entered to win!
There is an extremely good reason for you to support us in creating the Giving Voice to Poverty in Oregon Video Project crowdfunding campaign, and this video is one of the best ways to learn why. You will be helping us share voices from across the state and better equip us all to understand, address and ultimately improve poverty outcomes. Continue reading Why should I give voice to poverty?
We are excited to share that we raised 22% of our goal since we launched our crowdfunding campaign!
In order to develop a video featuring voices of Oregonians experiencing poverty to use in training, we need to raise $5,871 more by July 31st.
Every single supporter will get name recognition in the video credits as a gratitude for your contribution. If you donate $100 or more, you will be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the Saturday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting at FEAST Oregon ($120 value, ages 21 and over). Portland FEAST benefits childhood hunger relief efforts.
Even if poverty doesn’t impact you directly, it affects the economy and our community’s potential. Let’s work together and do something about it.
Want to be a part of our movement? Donate today. Continue reading 3 weeks left to give poverty a voice!
Several years ago as I was becoming increasingly aware of the need for enhancing poverty awareness among service providers. Specifically, I was given a personal life lesson. A humbling tap on the head, if you will.
It was provided to me in a classroom of 2 and 3 year olds in a local pre-school at which I had been volunteering for as a teacher‘s assistant. This pre-school provided access to families experiencing economic need and other risk factors. Continue reading Seeing judgment as my teacher
We are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $7,500 for our Giving Voice to Poverty in Oregon Video Project! The campaign ends on July 31st, and our goal is to create a powerful educational and advocacy tool representing Oregonians experiencing severe economic challenges. Continue reading Give Voice to Poverty in Oregon!
We are working on a “secret” project that we believe will have an even greater impact on improving services and outcomes for Oregonians experiencing poverty. However, we can’t do it without YOU.
Have you ever had someone misjudge you? It happens all the time, and especially to people experiencing poverty. Each of us has a story, and hearing these stories changes the way people think about us. What if we changed the way people see poverty? Or, as an Oregon school principal likes to say, “Suspend judgment.” Continue reading Sneak Peek
Summer is officially here and we love it! At the same time, we need to be smart about what the new season presents.
In Oregon, temperatures are rising significantly which means we need to be aware of health consequences for friends, family and others in need. Make sure to check on your neighbors and make sure everyone is staying cool in the heat. Learn more about how to take care of yourself and those around you in the hot weather. Continue reading Ready or not, it’s getting hot!
Voting has been a popular item in the national news cycle recently. It’s been one week since Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown signed a bill to make Oregon the first state in the nation to automatically register all eligible voters. And, in today’s news, President Obama publicly opened the topic of instituting mandatory voting across the nation.
In the USA Today article, it was noted that Obama stated that many young people, minorities, and low-income workers tend not to vote. According to a U.S. Census Study from 2012, there are numerous reasons why people in low-income households may not be voting. Continue reading Raising the Voice of Poverty in Elections