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.

Making Preschool Possible

Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018
Preschool Promise made it possible for 116 Multnomah County children to graduate from great preschools this year. Jayden, Savior, and Connor are three of those graduates.

Meet Lam Hoang, Parent Leader.

Thursday, May. 24, 2018
We talked to Lam Hoang, PAC member and Oversight Council member, about her experience as a Vietnamese immigrant, mother, and parent leader. Here is her story.

ELM Selected for National Network Committed to Building Strong Early Childhood Systems

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018
Multnomah County is the only community in the Pacific Northwest selected to be part of the Center for the Study of Social Policy's EC-LINC—a national network to inform policies that improve early childhood systems.

Upcoming Events

Tue., Jul. 17 | 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.

Fri., Jul. 20 | 10:00 am | IRCO Gym

Parent Accountability Council Celebration

The Parent Accountability Council is four years old! This month’s meeting will celebrate and honor all the work we have done together.

Fri., Aug. 17 | 10:00 am | Asian Family Center

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., Aug. 17 | 11:30 am | Asian Family Center

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.