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Readers respond: Building a women’s construction workforce

According to a recent ODOT report, from 2011-20, women of color accounted for a paltry 2% of union and nonunion construction apprenticeships. This creates various barriers to success, including increasing the probability of racial microaggressions and gender stereotyping, as well as making it difficult to build a community of […]

2022-05-25T08:05:28-07:00May 25th, 2022|CH News, Featured|

Oregon Hip Hop Architecture MLK Day

FREE and open to youth of color and allies grades 7-12
Monday, January 17, 2022, 11am-1:30pm PST, Zoom
Register by January 7: bit.ly/hhamlk22_signup

Join us for a virtual one-day design and hip hop event! Explore the world of architecture through the lens of hip hop culture and work with […]

2021-12-15T15:08:11-08:00December 15th, 2021|CH News|

Story of Hope – Michael Richmond, Winter 2016 Graduate

For Michael, Constructing Hope was transformative. Before he heard about the program at a job fair, he was unemployed and on probation. Despite having no construction experience whatsoever, he decided to give the program a try. Michael had to work a part time job to support his family […]

2021-11-30T12:26:59-08:00November 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Story of Hope: Rasean Cole-Cueto, Spring 2020 Graduate

Rasean had struggled with drug addiction before hearing about Constructing Hope while she was at treatment. She intended to start training with the program before the pandemic, but unfortunately COVID-19 forced her to postpone her plans. She had her second son during the pandemic and started Constructing Hope just two months after […]

2021-11-02T12:45:47-07:00November 2nd, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Story of Hope: Willie Jones, Fall 2015 Graduate

During his time at Constructing Hope, Willie faced numerous challenges. He had recently been released from prison and had a newborn son. He even had to bring his son to class with him, inspiring Constructing Hope to start making childcare available for all students. Unfortunately, Willie also lost his mother while going through the program, and he said […]

2021-09-30T10:15:40-07:00September 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Viewpoint: Constructing Hope, labor pipeline, building inclusive workplaces

Constructing Hope Board Chair Mel Jones (left) and the organization’s Executive Director Pat Daniels on a job site. NAIM HASAN PHOTOGRAPHY

It’s an amazing time to work in the construction industry. People and services are in high demand. We can earn good money, and we’re […]

2021-09-29T10:37:24-07:00September 29th, 2021|CH News|

Dave Dahl – All the Wiser

Benefitting Constructing Hope You know him best as simply Dave, the baker and brand-visionary behind Dave’s Killer Bread. But Dave Dahl has had many identities in his life: inmate, art dealer, philanthropist, addict, entrepreneur, and criminal. He grew up in a strict Seventh-Day Adventist community…

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2021-09-08T10:58:22-07:00September 8th, 2021|CH News|

Story of Hope: Gary Brown, Fall 2019 Graduate

Gary is now an ironworker at Precision Pre-Cast, working to raise panels for buildings. He graduated from Constructing Hope in fall of 2019 as a Tier 1 graduate, and he’s been working full time ever since. However, Gary faced numerous challenges before he […]

2021-08-27T12:41:29-07:00August 27th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

2021 Oregon Business 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For

We are proud to be listed as one of the 2021 Oregon Business 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For. We invite you to visit and view the digital magazine at Oregon Business Nonprofit. (Our ad is on page 45 and listing on page 53) […]

2021-11-18T10:28:13-08:00August 17th, 2021|CH News, Employment|
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