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1 Placing Equity at the Center of the Partnership Strive Convening, September 27, 2012

2 Presenters Lee Po Cha Director, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, Asian Family Center (All Hands Raised Board Chair) Nichole Maher President, Northwest Health Foundation (former Executive Director, Native American Youth and Family Center) Carole Smith Superintendent, Portland Public Schools

3 Coalition of Communities of Color The Coalitions mission is: To address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities To organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self- determination, wellness, justice and prosperity

4 Coalition of Communities of Color Formed in 2001 Membership – Culturally-specific community based organizations – Representative members include El Programa Hispano, Urban League of Portland, Native American Youth and Family Center, Asian Family Center, Africa House, and Slavic Coalition of Oregon Principles – Self-determination – Equity – Direct Contracts – Core Services for ALL – Relationships

5 Groundbreaking Research Makes the Invisible Visible

6 Portland: increasingly diverse

7 Achievement gap over time: Math

8 2 Achievement gap over time: Reading

9 Drop-out rate over time

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20 Questions and Reflections

21 Small Group Discussion 1)What successes has your community had in addressing racial educational inequities? 2)What barriers does your community continue to face in addressing inequities? 3)How can the national Strive Cradle to Career Network support your communitys efforts to advance racial equity?

22 Small Group Report Out Focused on question #3: How can the national Strive Cradle to Career Network support your communitys efforts to advance racial equity?

23 Preview: Strive Task Force to Eliminate Disparities Co-chairs: Carmen Rojas, Living Cities & Dan Ryan, All Hands Raised Workshop Tomorrow: 9: :30


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