On July 20, 2022, Portland City Council voted to approve PCEF's second package of recommended funding proposals, awarding more than $100 million to fund 65 projects in the clean energy, regenerative agriculture/green infrastructure, workforce development fields. Link To PCEF Grant Announcement: Constructing Hope Building Equity: Clean Energy Careers through Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Training
"Employees praise the organization’s decision-making process — whether it's planning the return to face-to-face or hybrid work or providing input into the design for the building's murals. “I am empowered to make decisions about my work, and what is best for the organization,” says one employee. “We provide the people we serve the support and access to programs outside of ours that can help them achieve success. The project team is [...]
Position: Outreach and Recruitment Specialist Starting Pay: $20.00 - $26.00/hour, DOE Deadline: September 23, 2022 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Constructing Hope’s mission is to rebuild the lives of people in our community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry. We provide a no-cost, ten-week construction training program, placement services, and career advancement support. We serve minorities, people coming from incarceration, and low-income adults. A youth summer camp [...]
"The construction industry faces a stark shortage of workers, but programs and people across the country are working at the local level to solve the problem. Help Wanted highlights grassroots efforts to recruit the next generation of construction pros." Link To Construction Dive Article: HERE
October 6, 2022- Constructing Hope celebrates 15 years as a pre-apprenticeship training program with an awards ceremony and happy hour. Since 2007, Constructing Hope has offered a no cost, 10-week, construction skills and life skills pre-apprenticeship construction training program for disadvantaged men and women, focusing on justice impacted and BIPOC communities. Constructing Hope honored several of its constituents and partner organizations for their contributions towards building equity for low-income people of [...]
Position: Grant Contracts Manager Starting Pay: $38.50 40 hrs/week with full benefits Deadline: September 1, 2022 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Constructing Hope’s mission is to rebuild the lives of people in our community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry. We provide no-cost, ten-week construction training programs, placement services, and career advancement support. We serve minorities, people coming from incarceration, and low-income adults. A youth summer camp [...]
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