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

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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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@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://…

RT @CEAChair: Businesses have added 10 mil jobs over 54 straight months, extending longest streak on record http://t…

We highlight the success, hard work, & creativity of our young people. #pdx #ygbnoble #gifted

"There is no greater time to encourage our children to be the best that they can be.” - Velynn Brown #pdx #ygbnoble

RT @alonzochadwick: At @KBOO Getting ready for my radio interview at 7. Tune in if you can 90.7fm or

Tune in to catch @alonzochadwick's interview on @KBOO about his fatherhood experiences & our "5th Annual Parent Symposium!" Tonight at 7pm.