Transforming the lives of children, one parent at a time

We assist parents and caregivers to become and or enhance their involvement in the lives of their children. Find out about the ways in which we affect the lives of the parents of Black children in Multnomah County. Parent education is for everyone!

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5th Annual Parent Symposium

5th Annual Parent Symposium


Parent Classes, Families, Musical Performance & More.

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The Dream Keepers...

The Dream Keepers...

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About Oregon

  • 60% of Black children live in households with income below 200% of the poverty level
  • 26% of blacks have moved in the past 12 months

    How We Measure Our Work

Parent Education

in Action

Usually parent education is abstract. Learn more about our work in action, and how we create lasting change for families.  
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Parent Univ. Classes: Resources, Tools & Tips. SE PDX on Mon's at 5:30. NE PDX Wed's at 6pm. Food & Childcare. Plz RT

2nd class for NE Portland Parent Univ. Classes are This Wed at McCoy Village Comm Room. Food & Childcare provided.

Tonight our SE Portland, Parent University Classes begin at @MontavillaCC 5:30pm. Plz RT & Spread the word. #BPI

RT @EncoreEntMgmt: Please support The Black Parent Initiative @BPI_BlackParent

RT @Kemea9: Oregon Ranks 15th in the Nation for Raising Black Children @GoLocalPDX @BPI_BlackParent @OregonHispanic

@impactflow Thanks...we'll check it out. Sounds interesting!

FREE Today: 5th Annual Parent Symposium @WarnerPacific w/ keynote: David Banner. #YGBNoble #joinus #pdx

RT @pdxcityclub: .@PPSConnect we are partnering with @BPI_BlackParent to organize family reading nights #cityclub

@THEREALBANNER Black Portland is excited to hear from you. Do you have something to whet our appetites about tomorrow? #pdx #ygbnoble

RT @womenshistory: Mary Jane Patterson was the 1st African-American woman to receive a BA, graduating from @OberlinCollege in 1862. http://…

6 October

Raising Young, Gifted, Black and Noble – Session 2

Instructor: Noni Causey, M.Ed. Session 2: How Cultural Identity Strengthens Your Child’s Worth Parents are powerful! This workshop addresses community

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8 October

Navigating and Nurturing Your Child’s Education – Session 3

Instructor: Lionel Clegg, M.Ed. Session 3: Family Participation in Helping Students set Academic Goals Come learn ways to enhance your

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13 October

Raising Young, Gifted, Black and Noble -­ Session 3

Instructor: Noni Causey, M.Ed. Session 3: Self- Efficacy 101, Helping your Child Strengthen Personal Value Noni wants to create a

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