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 require a college education. Vic began college, but as he began to accumulate sizable debt he decided that it just wasn't [...]

May 4th, 2021|Categories: Stories of Hope|Tags: , |

Call for Muralists

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 in the program. Application deadline - April 20, 2021 For more information, download the application below or contact Kimberly Moreland at [email protected] if you have additional questions. Download Application [...]

April 8th, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: |

Is Clean Energy Racist? It Doesn’t Have to Be

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

April 7th, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: , , , |

Gerry Jones – Winter 2010 Constructing Hope Graduate

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 tomorrow. Gerry’s path to being a business owner wasn’t always an easy one. His story is one of perseverance, second chances, and a lot of dedication and hard work on his part. In high school Gerry was [...]

April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories of Hope|Tags: , , |

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

April 2nd, 2021|Categories: 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 color and women start careers in the skilled construction trades, including weatherization and solar installation. Read Full Article [...]

March 29th, 2021|Categories: CH News|
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