The Purpose of the Parent Accountability Council

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019
The Parent Accountability Council (PAC) will celebrate 5 years this summer. The PAC was created to guide Early Learning Multnomah’s work. We’ve been reflecting on the difference between listening to parents and sharing power.

STEM Kits Ready for Distribution

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019
During United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s MLK Weekend of Service volunteers assembled 2,200 STEM Kits. Take a look inside one of the kits and find out where families can get one.

Keep Us Accountable in 2019

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019
Black History Month and Women’s History Month offer an invitation to reflect on the ongoing impact of history on our identities, our structures and our services, including how and why we do our work at Early Learning Multnomah.

Seven Standouts from 2018

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
As we reflect on 2018—and everything we’ve accomplished together—there are seven highlights that stand out.

Stem Kits Are Here!

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
4,0000 STEM kits will be assembled and delivered to partners in January so they can be put into the hands of families. Here's everything you need to know.

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.

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.

New Task Force Tackles Preschool

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Comm. Vega Pederson supports a parent-led approach to developing new recommendations for preschool expansion.

Meet Petra Hernandez, Parent Leader

Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018
Petra Hernandez is a Latina community leader, mother, volunteer, PAC member and Oversight Council member. She says the Parent Accountability Council is “like another family.” Here's her story.

Teachers Visit Homes, Connect with Kindergarten Families

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
With school back in session, kindergarten teachers across Multnomah County are headed outside the classroom for their most important meetings of the year—home visits with incoming kindergarteners and their families.

Black Kids Matter: A Letter in Support of KairosPDX

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018
ELM's partner KairosPDX provides a welcoming, culturally responsive education for Black children in Portland—children who have been underserved for far too long.