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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Our young Black Men Need us!

27 October

Raising Young, Gifted, Black and Noble – Session 5

Instructor: Noni Causey, M.Ed  Session 5: Build your Village, Strengthen your Community Noni wants to create a radical change in

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29 October

Navigating and Nurturing Your Child’s Education – Session 6

Instructor: Lionel Clegg, M.Ed. Session 6: Doing the Work, Applying What You’ve Learned Come learn ways to enhance your communication

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3 November

Raising Young, Gifted, Black and Noble – Session 6

Instructor: Noni Causey, M.Ed. Session 6: Developing Strategies to Change the World Noni wants to create a radical change in

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