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|

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: 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: |

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 [...]

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