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

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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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Oh My Goodness... What a powerful video from such a young intelligent mind. Every Father needs to see this. This...

Black Parent Initiative will be at this event tonight. If you're there stop by our table and say hello. :-)

No Thank you Mr. David Banner for coming and sharing your heart with us.

RT @Oregonian: Beaverton parents say fees to use schools are barrier to after-school programs

RT @northwesthealth: Originally a vehicle for community organizing, @BPI_BlackParent has evolved into a conversation with black families: h…

RT @_INSP: RT @StreetRoots: Black Parent Initiative confronts challenges facing black youths & families @BPI_BlackParent #PDX…

"What color are you?" or "Are You Black or White?" Ever been asked these questions before? We started this...

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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