Our Stories

Equity From The Start

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
ELM is focused on racial equity for good reason—because biases built into our early learning system create barriers for children of color even before they step foot in a school.

NBCDI Conference Highlights

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
ELM's Amanda Grear shares her ah-ha moments from the National Black Child Development Institute conference in October.

Where's My Community Voice?

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
ELM has invested over $2 million in the P-3 Schools model since 2015—and now school leaders and community partners are finding creative ways to bring P-3 Coordinators like Mani Xaybanha to new communities.

Bringing Native Voice to the PAC

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Meet Winter Rose. She empowers Native American parents to “break down walls and work toward a better future.

Upcoming Events

Fri., Dec. 21 | 10:00 am | KairosPDX

Parent Accountability Council Meeting

The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) ensures that ELM's work is guided by family voice. Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact Lai-Lani Ovalles at lai-lanio@unitedway-pdx.org.

Fri., Dec. 21 | 12:00 pm | KairosPDX

Sector Council

The Sector Council is charged with developing a strategic agenda that is shared across sectors and guided by family voice. The Sector Council is comprised of leaders from five sectors— business, health, early childhood, K-12, and social services.

Tue., Jan. 15 | 10:30 am | St. Philip-Neri Catholic Church

Early Learning Community Meeting

The Early Learning Community is a broad group of community members and organization leaders who are invested in early learning.