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 [...]

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

Story of Hope: Willie Jones, Fall 2015 Graduate

During his time at Constructing Hope, Willie faced numerous challenges. He had recently been released from prison and had a newborn son. He even had to bring his son to class with him, inspiring Constructing Hope to start making childcare available for all students. Unfortunately, Willie also lost his mother while going through the program, and he said that Constructing Hope was the “glue that held me together.”  Willie is now a carpenter's apprentice at Northwest Scaffolding, with just one more term left until [...]

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

Viewpoint: Constructing Hope, labor pipeline, building inclusive workplaces

Constructing Hope Board Chair Mel Jones (left) and the organization's Executive Director Pat Daniels on a job site. NAIM HASAN PHOTOGRAPHY It’s an amazing time to work in the construction industry. People and services are in high demand. We can earn good money, and we’re diversifying our workforce. As we work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, however, something is missing. We’ve neglected inclusion, which is the cornerstone for building [...]

September 29th, 2021|Categories: CH News|

Anyone Want a Job?

Job fair at Clackamas mall aims to introduce new workers to decent-paying construction jobs. While Oregon's unemployment rate has dropped from the pandemic peak of 18% to 5.2% in July 2021, the job market is mixed. Low-skilled, high-stress jobs such as food service and moving packages are proving hard to fill as people reassess whether they want to risk COVID-19 to work two or three jobs without health benefits to pay [...]

September 20th, 2021|Categories: CH News, Employment|Tags: , , , |

Dave Dahl – All the Wiser

Benefitting Constructing Hope You know him best as simply Dave, the baker and brand-visionary behind Dave’s Killer Bread. But Dave Dahl has had many identities in his life: inmate, art dealer, philanthropist, addict, entrepreneur, and criminal. He grew up in a strict Seventh-Day Adventist community... Read More

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