PBJ’s 2021 Nonprofit Partners

The Portland Business Journal has selected five nonprofit partners, with which it will work to promote and build, for 2021. The PBJ forges partnerships with such groups each year as a way to help them find backers and improve their philanthropic positions. The nonprofits, chosen by PBJ staffers, get to attend the publication's events, deploy free advertising throughout the year and publish columns in the PBJ print edition, among other [...]

January 11th, 2021|Categories: CH News|

Scott Spector – Constructing Hope Graduate Winter 2015 

Prior to Constructing Hope Scott was a high school dropout who enrolled in college to get his diploma, while also earning college credit. He had a goal of becoming a Marine Biologist, and his credits were focused towards getting his Associates Degree in Science, alongside his high school diploma. Once he received his high school diploma though, the cost of continuing college became a barrier. His dad’s social security [...]

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Stories of Hope|Tags: , |

DJC Honors Pat Daniels

When it comes to transforming lives for the better, few people can hold a candle to Constructing Hope Executive Director Pat Daniels. In her role she is a mentor, teacher, advocate and friend, not to mention a passionate fundraiser with a sharp business mind. In her 15 years with Constructing Hope, she has helped the organization grow from a small faith-based group conducting construction training courses for low-income and minority [...]

December 22nd, 2020|Categories: CH News, Featured|

Construction coalition plans campaign to end on-the-job harassment of women, minorities

By Don McIntosh Culture change is coming. At least, that’s the goal of a broad construction industry coalition that’s begun to meet monthly to talk about ending racial and sexual harassment on Portland-area construction job sites. Read more

December 21st, 2020|Categories: CH News|Tags: , , , |

Safe from Hate Jobsite Culture Pledge

The Safe from Hate Jobsite Culture Pledge calls on all industry stakeholders in the construction industry to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by clearly addressing jobsite culture. Because prevalent racism and sexism continue to create hostile work environments, impact retention of a skilled workforce, and disproportionately harm women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC), the Safe from Hate Positive Jobsite Culture Pledge outlines a specific set of actions [...]

December 9th, 2020|Categories: CH News, Employment, Media|Tags: , |

In Memoriam of Antonio Sage Rodriguez

In Memoriam - Antonio Sage Rodriguez February 26, 1992 - November 12, 2020 Family Member of the Constructing Hope Fall 2020 Pre-Apprenticeship Training Class Antonio Sage Rodriguez was a committed and active participant in our current pre-apprenticeship training class. He was determined and driven to make a positive change in his life for himself and his family. Antonio had already decided that he wanted to be an Electrician and planned to graduate the Constructing [...]

November 20th, 2020|Categories: Stories of Hope|
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