HBF partners with Constructing Hope on workforce development efforts

In addition to the shelter development work that Home Builders Foundation-HomeAid Portland is known for, HBF is also committed to building the workforce of the future through scholarships and educational opportunities for those interested in careers in the home building industry. Each year, HBF awards thousands of dollars to students local and statewide and to date, has awarded over $300,000. Read Full Article

March 11th, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: , |

Woman at Work: Electrical Apprentice Isis Harris

What made you start your career in the trades? I started in the construction trades determined to better the lives of my children. That decision has affected my life in extraordinary ways. Joining the union is what kept me pushing forward. I needed a career that made me feel capable, strong, financially independent and totally self-sufficient. Read Full Article

March 3rd, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: , , |

Constructing Hope, POIC each receive $250,000 grant

Portland-based Constructing Hope and the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center at Rosemary Anderson High School will each receive $250,000. The grants are part of a four-year, $140 million commitment by Nike to racial justice. Read Full Article

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: , |

Story of Hope – Molina Weisner, Winter 2014 Graduate

In 2014 Molina found herself in the midst of a huge transition. In a short period of time she lost her mother, completed treatment for meth addiction and moved from Eugene to Portland. It was definitely a time of challenge and change. When she arrived in Portland, she relied on transitional housing and women’s shelters for a place to stay. She found part-time employment at a call center, [...]

March 1st, 2021|Categories: Stories of Hope|Tags: , , , |

$250,000 Nike Black Community Commitment Grant Awarded to Constructing Hope

Constructing Hope: ($250,000) focuses on rebuilding the lives of people in Portland’s Black community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training, education and job placement in the construction industry. Read Full Article

February 25th, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: , , , |

John Canzano Interview With Pat Daniels

John Canzano talks with Pat Daniels, Executive Director at Constructing Hope. Daniels is a mentor, teacher, advocate, and passionate fundraiser with a sharp business mind, who has spend 15 years helping the organization grow. Canzano asks Daniels about the non-profit organization, what they do, what inspired her to start it, how resilience ties into their efforts, the support they've received from Nike, and much more. Listen to the Audio [...]

February 25th, 2021|Categories: CH News|Tags: , , , |
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