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 […]
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 […]
Public Art Mural Project at the newly remodeled Constructing Hope Workforce Center located at405 NE Church Street that is dedicated to honoring African American pioneers, other people of color in the construction field, supporters of the program, and participants […]
Portland Clean Energy Fund is working to make clean energy, carbon reduction, a healthier environment — and maybe most importantly, good paying jobs — a reality for low-income Portlanders. Read Full Article
Gerry is now the proud owner of his own company Gerryn Energy. Named after his son, the company prides itself on being a full-service electrical shop with a vision of a greener […]
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]