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Yestermorrow Design Build School with Pat Daniels

Pat Daniels, executive director of Constructing Hope in Portland, Oregon, joined us for our virtual Speaker Series event in early May to discuss the work her organization does helping former incarcerated individuals learn the skills needed to enter the trades. Daniels was joined by Raleigh, who spoke of the […]

2021-05-12T16:05:44-07:00May 12th, 2021|CH News|

Stories of Hope – Vic Liang, Summer 2017 Graduate

As the son of Taiwanese immigrants, Vic was raised thinking that he had two career options: something in the retail field or to attend college and become a doctor. He didn’t realize there were other options in between, including lucrative jobs in the construction industry that don’t […]

2021-05-04T17:15:42-07:00May 4th, 2021|Stories of Hope|

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) Awards 45 grants…

Portland City Council votes to approve PCEF’s inaugural funding recommendation package, awarding its first $8.6 million to fund 45 grants in the clean energy, regenerative agriculture/green infrastructure, workforce development fields. Read Full Article

2021-04-02T19:25:16-07:00April 2nd, 2021|CH News|

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|
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