Sudha Nandagopal, CEO of SVP International, states, "As a network that started in and has its largest base in the United States, it is our responsibility to lead by example and to practice justice-based philanthropy." 

Last week, our Board Chair, Kerry McClenahan and Equity Committee Chair, Bala Cadambi, issued a joint statement on the outrage we collectively feel and how Partners can help. Read SVPI's full statement about global philanthropy and racial injustice in the link below. 
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Almost five years after our investment with Adelante Mujeres ended, we are thrilled to announce the opening of their new Early Childhood Education classrooms in Forest Grove!

Since 2012, their Early Childhood Education program has more than doubled in size and the organization itself has grown significantly. Additionally, Adelante is providing direct services to more than 9,000 people, serving close to 10% of the Latinx population in Washington County.
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We are living in a time of outrage and unrest, as George Floyd’s murder reminds us of the deep and systemic racial inequities in our country. 

As the white stepmother of a mixed-race child, Sarah Cohen-Doherty, Community Impact Manager, reflects on her personal equity journey.

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Full SVP Portland Events Calendar
Please note that all upcoming events below will be virtual. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will adapt our plans as appropriate. 
SVP Community Impact Update

Wednesday, June 10th
Partners and Encore Fellows are invited to SVP Portland’s Community Impact Update Zoom meeting with SVP leaders and two of our Community Partners: Black Parent Initiative’s Executive Director Bahia Overton, and Portland Children’s Museum’s Executive Director Ruth Shelly.
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Preschool for All Discussion

Wednesday, July 1st
Partners and Encore Fellows are invited to join us on July 1st on Zoom for an update and conversation on Multnomah County’s Preschool for All initiative. Partners Mark Holloway and Megan Irwin will share policy updates and polling results, and will lead a discussion about next steps.
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Partners and Encore Fellows are invited to join us on Zoom for a social happy hour to reconnect with other Partners. Hosted by Lead Partner Erin Stevanus, we will focus on SVP’s key roles in capacity-building and discuss new strategies to move forward during today’s COVID-19 challenges.
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Nonprofits have staff and assist clients from diverse cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders. After completing this Zoom workshop, you will be familiar with tools and techniques to navigate our client spaces in more racially conscious and culturally relevant ways.
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