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!

Learn More
5th Annual Parent Symposium

5th Annual Parent Symposium


Parent Classes, Families, Musical Performance & More.

Reserve Your Seat

The Dream Keepers...

The Dream Keepers...

Get Involved

Click on the link below to learn about how you can get involved with the Black Parent Initiative.

Attend a class, volunteer or donate. 

Become a Dream Keeper





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.  
Read More



Huge shout out & Congrats to one of BPI's "Together We Can" Home Visitor's Denetta Antoinette for graduating from...

This is a GREAT program. It needs our help to remain open. Would you take a few moments to sign this petition?

Our thoughts and prayers are with our community on this day – especially those impacted by this senseless act of...

Seattle Officer Evades Charges For Punching Handcuffed Woman

Another Mistrial In Case Of Officer Who Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death

Your Gift will make room for you, and bring you before great men. Prov. 18:16 #YGBNoble

Unarmed Black Man Shot By Florida Deputy

Hacktivists Expose Alleged Racist Sony Emails About Obama, Kevin Hart

"I believe classrooms should be spaces where young people learn history, discuss and understand current events,...