PARTNER COMMONALITIES:

  •      Reading support and instruction
  •      Access to books
  •      Support for low-income kids and families
  •      Interventions to impact student achievement
  •      Cultural responsiveness and inclusiveness
  •      Focus on narrowing Oregon’s student achievement gap
  •      Community engagement 
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THE SHADOW PROJECT

MISSION: To make school more accessible and engaging for children with disabilities, so they can achieve their full
potential.

VISION: All children recognize themselves as capable, courageous and ready to learn.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Professional development for special ed teachers
  • Classroom goal-setting program
  • Books and literacy materials tailored to student needs
  • Geography: 33 schools in Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill Counties

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK BANK

MISSION: To increase the chances for children to succeed as future readers, learners and citizens by filling their homes and lives with quality books.  

VISION: A society in which all children, regardless of means, are surrounded by and experience books during their early years of development.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Access to books 
  • Children and families 
  • Low-income focus
  • Geography: Portland 

REACH OUT AND READ OREGON

MISSION: Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

VISION: All families in Oregon will have the knowledge and tools to give their young children the best possible start in life.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Access to books 
  • Children 6 months to 5 years 
  • Literacy resources and education for parents 
  • Primarily low-income families 
  • Provider training 
  • Geography: Statewide

OREGON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

MISSION: Enriches lives by fostering diverse opportunities for all people to read, learn and connect. 

VISION: Free access for all, a trusted guide for learning, the leading advocate for reading.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  •  Access to books
  •  Early reading programs
  •  Culturally responsive 
  •  Geography: statewide 

READING RESULTS

MISSION: Partners with schools serving low-income students to provide a proven, data-driven reading intervention program delivered by highly trained, culturally responsive tutors.  

VISION: All children finish third grade able to read.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Targeted reading instruction for first-third graders already falling behind in reading
  • Trained literacy tutors deliver explicit instruction
  • Culturally responsive 
  • Geography: Portland

THE BLACK PARENT INITIATIVE

MISSION: Provides comprehensive services that address needs including employment, housing and education, placing an emphasis on the importance of family engagement.  

VISION: Inspiring and mobilizing the parents of Black and multi-ethnic children to achieve excellence.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Classes, support and resources for parents 22-65 
  • Low-moderate income 
  • Culturally responsive 
  • Geography: Portland

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) 

MISSION: Engages volunteers to read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade children who need reading support. Children also receive books to keep.  

VISION: An Oregon in which every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Volunteer-administered reading support and mentorship
  • PreK to third grade
  • Access to books
  • Low-income focus
  • Geography: statewide

METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICE

MISSION: Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social
isolation.

VISION: A world where children never go hungry, young people are always educated, families are financially
stable, older adults remain connected and all humans are healthy, happy and cared for.

SERVICE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Family Early literacy skills
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Low-income focus
  • Geography: Portland