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.

ELM and Mount Hood Community College: Increasing Equity and Opportunity For Immigrant Teachers (and Multnomah County Kids, too).

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
“I know inside of me I have the capacity to do whatever I want,” says Lulose Claude. Thanks to a program at Mount Hood Community College that’s funded in part by ELM, Claude, a Haitian immigrant and substitute preschool teacher, is well on her way.

Season’s Greetings from ELM!

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019

Thank you for all of the work you do to center equity and create opportunity for every child in Multnomah County. 

Family Engagement and the Student Success Act

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019
The Student Success Act presents a tremendous opportunity for students and families. School districts and early learning hubs across the state are being asked to engage their communities to understand the needs of students and families as a first step toward investing these new resources.

Upcoming Events

Fri., Jan. 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

Tue., Jan. 21 | 10:30 am | Department Of Human Services East County Family Service Center

Early Learning Community Meeting

New state dollars will bring new opportunities for preschool in Multnomah County! Join us to discuss Multnomah’s Early Care and Education Sector Plan and see what priorities parents and community leaders set for new preschool investments.

Fri., Feb. 14 | 12:00 pm | Open School East

NBCDI supported Community of Practice Mixer

To our Black, African and African-American partners and other community allies, please come out and network with the BCD-PDX Community of Practice design team and community members engaged in the work of supporting Black children in the State of Oregon