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Oregon Hip Hop Architecture MLK Day

FREE and open to youth of color and allies grades 7-12 Monday, January 17, 2022, 11am-1:30pm PST, Zoom Register by January 7: bit.ly/hhamlk22_signup Join us for a virtual one-day design and hip hop event! Explore the world of architecture through the lens of hip hop culture and work with professionals in the field to build a “frozen music” city model based on hip hop lyrics. There is no typical student [...]

December 15th, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: |

Open Position: Green Training Consortium Facilitator

JOB DESCRIPTION Green Training Consortium Facilitator Purpose: Constructing Hope (CH) seeks to develop career pathways to increase and support participation of people of color, women, individuals with criminal justice experience, and low-income Portland residents in the skilled construction trades as applied to clean energy, energy efficiency, and green building projects. Work will be formed in partnership with The Portland Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Consortium (PATP). The four PATP partners—Constructing Hope, POIC, [...]

Open Position: Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

Position: Outreach and Recruitment Specialist Starting Pay: $18.00 - $23.00/hour, DOE Deadline: January 14, 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 [...]

Story of Hope – Michael Richmond, Winter 2016 Graduate

For Michael, Constructing Hope was transformative. Before he heard about the program at a job fair, he was unemployed and on probation. Despite having no construction experience whatsoever, he decided to give the program a try. Michael had to work a part time job to support his family while he was part of the program. Despite those challenges, he says his “class was really willing to learn, and didn’t just skate by.”   Michael appreciated [...]

November 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories of Hope|Tags: , |

Open Position: Marketing Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION Marketing Coordinator COMPANY OVERVIEW 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 underrepresented populations, such as people coming from incarceration, and low-income adults. A youth summer camp provides skills, motivation, and construction career pathways. Constructing Hope’s [...]

November 2nd, 2021|Categories: CH News, Employment|Tags: , , , |

Story of Hope: Rasean Cole-Cueto, Spring 2020 Graduate

Rasean had struggled with drug addiction before hearing about Constructing Hope while she was at treatment. She intended to start training with the program before the pandemic, but unfortunately COVID-19 forced her to postpone her plans. She had her second son during the pandemic and started Constructing Hope just two months after giving birth.   Rasean thrived with the support of her husband and the program. She had no previous construction experience, and so she appreciated the step-by-step [...]

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