Portland, December 14th, 2013. More than 75 party-goers donned their most hideous sweaters for a fun party benefiting “I Have a Dream” Oregon. They raised hundreds for “Dreamers” in donations for the nonprofit at the “Dig A Pony” bar. Mark Langseth, President & CEO, is pictured with Dana Robinson, Hideous Sweater Contest Winner & Katie Jacobson. Shwood sunglasses were given to the “Best” (worst) holiday sweater and “Christmas Vacation” was screened at the bar.
The event raised awareness for “I Have a Dream” Oregon’s programming for low-income students throughout the Portland area. It also served as a celebratory event for staff and friends of “I Have a Dream,” who wore their best “hideous” sweaters to the event The organization is one of 129 non-profit organization’s selected by Willamette Week as a Give!Guide charity this year.
David Jacobson, Kendall Murphy and Katie Jacobson
Kari Morin, Vanessa Brooks, Ryland Brooks, Mark Langseth, Kendall Murphy, Tiffiny Hager, Sophie Banner, Katie Jacobson
Beth Faherty, Steph Garbarino and Tracy Bair
From I Have a Dream:
OUR MISSION:To help low-income students succeed in school, college and career.
OUR VISION: Consistent with Oregon’s 2025 aspirational goals for workforce preparation, our vision is that 100% of Oregon students complete high school and that 80% of Oregon students complete some form of post-secondary education.
Ultimately, through post-secondary completion, we want to break the cycle of poverty and change the game at a systemic level for children and families in low-income communities.
Our core theory of change is that communities must take primary responsibility for decreasing low-income student and family barriers, so that educators can focus on teacher effectiveness and classroom outcomes. Leveraging and aligning excisting community resources in highly strategic, comprehensive partnerships with low-income schools is an efficient, cost-effective and replicable approach. An investment in what we refer to as “strategic partnership leadership” is all it takes to move the student success needle.
Portland, November 1st. Project Access NOW supporters enjoyed an evening of artistic and musical “Expressions” at the nonprofit’s benefit where Ilene Safyan and Linda Nilsen-Solares were checking out the art. Project Access NOW connects low-income, uninsured people to donated care across the Portland metropolitan area. (Photo credit, Benjamin Ortega)
Louis Delagato (artist) viewing Mary Undercoffer-Gallop’s piece, Skyline from Hawthorne to Morrison.
Portland Society Page was pleased to see weekly highlight subscriber, Dana Robinson and her guest Bruce Bollard. Dana was the winner of our website ticket drawing. Thank you, Dana and Project Access Now!
The Expressions event showcased over 25 artists from the Northwest, and beyond, displaying more than 100 pieces of artwork in the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium.
Sponsors included, ZIVO Wines and the DOC Jazz Quartet.
Katherine Morris, MD, Surgical Oncologist, volunteer physician and medical director of Project Access Multnomah County, with a client
From Project Access NOW
Project Access NOW coordinates a network of volunteer physicians and other health care providers, making it easier for them to donate medically necessary care to the low-income uninsured in our communities.
Project Access NOW improves the health of our community by effectively linking those in greatest need with health care providers and organizations who have the wish and ability to serve
The mission of Project Access NOW is to improve the health of our community by creating access to care and services for those most in need.
We value collaborative action which puts the common good above individual stakeholder benefits
We value efficiency in referral and care management in order to do the most good for the greatest number
We value dignity for our clients
We value meaningful participation of provider volunteers and stakeholders in program design, implementation and continuous improvement
We value open, timely and clear communication about our operations, business practices and financial position with stakeholders and volunteers
By helping the low-income uninsured navigate the health care system, Project Access NOW can get them the care they need. Today.
Project Access NOW staff is committed to connecting people to healthcare. We accomplish this by creating and maintaining a collaborative environment based on integrity, competence, responsiveness and respect.
Project Access makes the very best use of already existing resources, secures stable funding, and recruits volunteers while we, as a community, develop a broader health care solution.
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