Mayor Ted Wheeler    |      Lisa Pellegrino, Director
JUNE 2019
Pass It On
We want your input on proposed Program Strategies, draft RFI and Grant Review Process 
In preparation for the upcoming Levy funding round, we would like your feedback on PCL Draft Service Strategies, a draft section of the Request for Investment and recommendations to change the Grant Review Process
Please take a moment to share your thoughts with us by end of business day Monday, June 10th:
Stay up-to-date on the upcoming Levy funding round
Go to the 2019-20 Fund Round page on the Levy website to stay informed about the upcoming funding round.
Featured Video
LifeWorks NW, Children's Relief Nursery
The CRN is one of 15 child abuse prevention and intervention programs supported by the Levy. Watch Charlie, Colby and Annie's story and click below to share if you agree that children thrive when parents gain parenting skills and support.


PCL Programs Making a Difference:
The Pathfinder Network
Jasper was referred to Pathfinder as a result of domestic violence. As a father of a baby boy, Roger, he was hoping to gain some tools at its Center for Family Success to help him successfully navigate the pitfalls of first-time parenting. During initial home visits it became apparent that both parents could use skills to help manage ongoing conflict between them.  

As Jasper engaged with the Caring Dads class and continued home visits, staff developed a deepened rapport with the family which allowed for identification of safety concerns in the home. Due to the strength of the relationship that the family developed with the home visitors, Pathfinder was  able to respond quickly with safety planning and wrap-around supports to keep the family safe. So often, it is difficult to keep family engagement intact when safety concerns arise, particularly when mandatory reports must be made. One of the greatest strengths of this family is that they did not pull away from services during these difficult times. In fact, they met all safety planning requests and continued diving into the work of skill building.

The love that the parents feel for Roger is deeply apparent. Dad is especially dedicated to providing him with developmentally-responsive interactions and continues to strive to improve his skills as a parent. Mom is now enrolled in the Pathfinder Healing Trauma program and deeply engaged in the work of recovering from past traumas. The staff look forward to seeing Roger for childcare during group every week. His contented demeanor is a testament to the love and dedication of his parents. When asked why they keep coming to the Center for services, Amber and Jasper said:

"We really like coming here. You are all so nice to Roger and we never feel judged when we are here, like we have at other places. Tasha [the home visitor] really cares about Roger and even when she is tough on us, we know it is because she wants the best for him. We are very grateful to the Center for everything they do for us."


Allocation Committee News
Upcoming AC meeting scheduled for June 17th
The AC will meet from 2 - 4 p.m. Monday, June 17th in City Hall Council Chambers.  Agendas will be sent to the Levy database a few days before the meeting. If you missed the AC meeting on Monday, June 3rd go here for a video link and a recap.
Stay Informed about Levy Updates

Click here to check out PCL's website!
 
Check out the new Community Report and Levy logo! 
The Levy's 2019 Community Report is themed "Reflections" and comprises stories from past participants in PCL programs.
Take a look.
Also, the Levy has a new logo. Go to  the Logo Toolkit on our website for more info. 
Here, you'll find various logo versions that can be downloaded for your social media/print collateral needs, and a handy style guide. Questions? Contact John or Mary Gay at PCL.  
PCL helps nonprofits recruit volunteers

I t's a good idea to be listed on our Volunteer Opportunities page.  If you are an organization that accepts volunteers, please  email us  with: 
  1.  A link: either to your website where volunteer information can be found, or the email and/or phone number of the name of the person responsible for volunteers.
  2. A short blurb about what you are looking for from volunteers.
  3. If you would like to include any specific wording about outreach to older and/or retired potential volunteers.
PCL Staff Contacts
Director, After School & Hunger grants:
Assistant Director and Early Childhood & Mentoring grants:
Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention & Foster Care Grants Manager:
Communications Director:

Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Fiscal Specialist:
Who We Are

The Portland Children's Levy was created by city voters in 2002 and overwhelmingly renewed for the third time by the electorate in May 2018. Funding for the new five-year Levy begins July 1, 2019 and runs through June 30, 2024.

The Levy is supported through a property tax paid by City of Portland homeowners that generates $21 million toward investments in proven programs in areas of Early Childhood, After School, Mentoring, Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention, Foster Care and Hunger Relief. The Levy reaches over 8,000 children and their families annually; in addition, Levy-funded hunger relief services provide food to over 11,000 children and 9,167 parents/caregivers annually.

The Levy is annually audited and administrative costs do not exceed 5 percent.
Questions? Contact: Call Mary Gay Broderick at 503-823-2947 or e-mail
See our website at www.portlandchildrenslevy.org

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