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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Free Concert with The Black Violin

Free Concert with The Black Violin


Featured at President Obama's 2013 Inauguration Ball.

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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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6 September

5th Annual Parent Symposium

Join parents, caregivers, educators & community partners as they engage in workshops and discuss tools, approaches and best practices for

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