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Constructing Hope Workforce Training Center Re-Opens Doors

Portland, OR. Constructing Hope is a nonprofit that trains low-income people to work in the construction industry. The organization hosted a Grand Re-opening on April 21st to showcase new additions that can accommodate larger classes and more job training options. The building, at 405 NE Church St, can now host […]

2022-05-18T08:58:03-07:00May 18th, 2022|CH News, Featured|

‘Constructing Hope’ offers workforce training to help build futures

PORTLAND, Ore. — A program focused on helping people rebuild their lives is getting a big boost.

‘Constructing Hope’ took KATU through their newly renovated workforce training center. The building in northeast Portland will allow for larger class sizes, which will open up more job training spots.

Their focus is on […]

2022-04-20T18:51:47-07:00April 20th, 2022|CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope builds path to living-wage construction jobs for those who need them most

Like many in America, a family tragedy left Isis Harris reeling and, soon after, buried in medical debt. Unable to keep up with the mounting prescription costs and hospital bills after her son was shot, she knew she had to make a change in her career.

But she knew that […]

2022-04-14T08:14:01-07:00April 14th, 2022|CH News, Featured|

Story of Hope – Matthew Jacobsen, Summer 2021 Graduate


“Taking The Elevator To The Top Floor”

Spring of 2021 Constructing Hope graduate Matthew Jacobsen is an example of how preparation and dedication can lead to opportunity in a short period of time.

Matthew, a former 2-time state champion wrestler, got mixed in with the wrong crowds shortly after […]

2022-06-16T10:29:28-07:00April 4th, 2022|Stories of Hope|

Giving Circles Provide Way for Women to Engage in Philanthropy

Philanthropy groups are pointing out a big gap in donations toward groups focused on women’s and girls’ issues during Women’s History Month this year.

According to the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, less than 2% of philanthropic dollars go to such organizations, but a different model for giving could help fill the […]

2022-03-25T10:26:34-07:00March 25th, 2022|CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope Board Member Feature Via Pamplin Media

They say that in construction and design, there is speed, there is high quality, and there is cheap –  your client can only have two of these. While I’m not predicting any sort of a major down turn any time in the near future, what I would say is […]

2022-03-11T12:50:10-08:00March 11th, 2022|CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope grad/muralist Sade Duboise

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ART.
Currently, I focus on portraiture and landscape with an affinity for capturing Black women in all their glory, beauty, and vulnerability. Eyes are truly windows to the soul—I pay special attention to them. When you first look at one of my portraits, their gaze will […]

2022-03-02T11:23:35-08:00March 2nd, 2022|CH News, Featured|

Story of Hope – Cicely Dale, Spring 2019 Graduate


Pulling Herself Up By The Bootstraps

“I was just tired of only getting temporary gigs, I wanted career stability.”

Spring of 2019 graduate Cicely Dale worked for years within the trades in various roles prior to joining (enrolling? I like enrolling) in Constructing Hope’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program, but capped out […]

2022-03-02T11:16:18-08:00March 2nd, 2022|Stories of Hope|
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