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.

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.

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.

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.

Health and Early Learning Team Up for Impact

Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018
Research says children are set up for lifelong health when pediatricians and early childhood experts work together. CCOs and Early Learning Hubs in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties are making that collaboration reality.

Parents Celebrate Having a Place at the Table

Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018
Our Parent Accountability Council (PAC) has been ELM’s heart, soul, and guiding force for four years. Here are eight ways that our PAC leaders made an impact in the last year.

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.

Time to Sign Up for Kindergarten!

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018
Our Ready for Kindergarten campaign taps into community connections across 30+ organizations to reach incoming kindergarteners and their families.