‘Constructing Hope’ offers workforce training to help build futures

PORTLAND, Ore. — A program focused on helping people rebuild their lives is getting a big boost. 'Constructing Hope' took KATU through their newly renovated workforce training center. The building in northeast Portland will allow for larger class sizes, which will open up more job training spots. Their focus is on helping people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and low-income individuals train for careers in construction. Program graduate Gerry Jones says [...]

April 20th, 2022|Categories: CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope builds path to living-wage construction jobs for those who need them most

Like many in America, a family tragedy left Isis Harris reeling and, soon after, buried in medical debt. Unable to keep up with the mounting prescription costs and hospital bills after her son was shot, she knew she had to make a change in her career. But she knew that wasn’t going to be easy. With a conviction on her record for which she served six years in prison, Harris [...]

April 14th, 2022|Categories: CH News, Featured|

Giving Circles Provide Way for Women to Engage in Philanthropy

Philanthropy groups are pointing out a big gap in donations toward groups focused on women's and girls' issues during Women's History Month this year. According to the Women's Philanthropy Institute, less than 2% of philanthropic dollars go to such organizations, but a different model for giving could help fill the gap. Giving circles are a collective philanthropy model where people pool their resources and decide which causes to support. Read more [...]

March 25th, 2022|Categories: CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope Board Member Feature Via Pamplin Media

They say that in construction and design, there is speed, there is high quality, and there is cheap -  your client can only have two of these. While I'm not predicting any sort of a major down turn any time in the near future, what I would say is that our office is as busy as it's ever been and clients are definitely asking for quality and speed. Read more [...]

March 11th, 2022|Categories: CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope grad/muralist Sade Duboise

TELL US ABOUT YOUR ART. Currently, I focus on portraiture and landscape with an affinity for capturing Black women in all their glory, beauty, and vulnerability. Eyes are truly windows to the soul—I pay special attention to them. When you first look at one of my portraits, their gaze will generally be the first thing you see. Bold color, lush floral backgrounds, and all shades of melanin under the sun—from deep [...]

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: CH News, Featured|

Constructing Hope for Vulnerable Portlanders

The Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) Initiatives is the largest city-led grant initiative in the U.S. that prioritizes racial and social equity. The SEED Grant Fund prioritizes BIPOC- and women-led small business initiatives and projects, programs, or services that support economic and educational development of communities most impacted by past cannabis prohibition. Read more

February 16th, 2022|Categories: CH News, Featured|
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