In 2021, we are announcing a new initiative focused on empowering rising leaders of color and low-income rural leaders in Oregon. Stay tuned to learn more!
Our Emerging Leaders initiative released a 2020 Impact Report. The internship program had to adapt and transition to a fully virtual format supporting a cohort of 55 Emerging Leaders of Color this summer. Dive in to the report and celebrate with us!
The Contingent won the prestigious Light A Fire Award for our 2020 COVID-19 Response.
We are convinced that now is a time for an optimistic view of technology. Social entrepreneurship is going to be increasingly dependent on tech. Microsoft published a case study to sharing how My NeighbOR works because of Dynamics 365, Azure, and Power BI.
The Contingent was selected for a massive investment from Microsoft! This investment will transform our work to empower rising leaders of color and low-income rural leaders in Oregon, and correlates with a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT coming in 2021. The Contingent is going all in.
After George Floyd was murdered on the streets of Minneapolis, the entire country entered into the most important wave of discussion about racism in a generation. In Oregon, a group of Black leaders organized an unprecedented set of meetings with Oregon’s elected leadership, and one byproduct was the emergence of..Read More
COVID-19 didn’t just impact those in the community. In fact, it disproportionally impacted men and women in Oregon prisons. Know Me Now stepped up to be a part of the solution in supporting men and women in custody and those who work at the Department of Corrections. Read More
My NeighbOR created a rising tide that raised all boats. We have seen an increase in foster family inquiries during this pandemic. Read More
When COVID-19 hit, our community’s most vulnerable children and families were hit hardest. Faced with the crisis of a generation, Every Child launched My NeighbOR, a 36-county decentralized community mobilization effort designed to connect neighbors with families and youth in foster care who have essential needs. My NeighbOR brought us..Read More
For over 18 months, we had planned to rebrand and recalibrate what was previously Portland Leadership Foundation to become The Contingent. The Contingent is a group of people trained for action. We have a 36-county commitment to Oregon and a vision for a new conversation in our country. www.thecontingent.org