Monthly Archives: March 2021


Portland Clean Energy Fund Set to Bankroll First Projects for Communities of Color

Dozens of Portland nonprofits are poised to become the first recipients of a massive, voter-approved program that seeks to bankroll clean energy projects and jobs geared toward the city’s historically marginalized communities.

Constructing Hope, a Black-led apprenticeship program in Northeast Portland, requested $500,000 to help 50 low-income people of […]

2021-03-29T21:44:43-07:00March 29th, 2021|CH News|

Women in Construction Featuring Claire Stoll

Unions, training centers, and construction companies are featuring women more often on their websites and marketing materials. Claire Stoll was introduced to the roofing trade through Constructing Hope’s pre-apprenticeship program, which reaches out to women in need. Read Full Article

2021-03-18T18:10:25-07:00March 18th, 2021|CH News|

HBF partners with Constructing Hope on workforce development efforts

In addition to the shelter development work that Home Builders Foundation-HomeAid Portland is known for, HBF is also committed to building the workforce of the future through scholarships and educational opportunities for those interested in careers in the home building industry. Each year, HBF awards thousands of dollars […]

2021-03-23T17:18:40-07:00March 11th, 2021|CH News|

Woman at Work: Electrical Apprentice Isis Harris

What made you start your career in the trades?

I started in the construction trades determined to better the lives of my children. That decision has affected my life in extraordinary ways. Joining the union is what kept me pushing forward. I needed a career that made me feel […]

2021-03-03T23:27:18-08:00March 3rd, 2021|CH News|

Constructing Hope, POIC each receive $250,000 grant

Portland-based Constructing Hope and the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center at Rosemary Anderson High School will each receive $250,000. The grants are part of a four-year, $140 million commitment by Nike to racial justice.

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2021-03-02T00:13:46-08:00March 2nd, 2021|CH News|

Story of Hope – Molina Weisner, Winter 2014 Graduate

In 2014 Molina found herself in the midst of a huge transition. In a short period of time she lost her mother, completed treatment for meth addiction and moved from Eugene to Portland. It was definitely a time of challenge and change. When she arrived in Portland, […]

2021-03-01T18:16:25-08:00March 1st, 2021|Stories of Hope|
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