Initiatives

Portland Leadership Foundation’s initiatives change the landscape of the city.

Champions Academy
The Champions Academy serves as a “pre-season” intervention to prepare student athletes for their upcoming academic “season.”

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Embrace Oregon
Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services.

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Every Child
Every Child brings awareness and education around foster care while recruiting highly committed foster parents to care for vulnerable children.

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Young Fellowship
This one-year fellowship for recent college graduates provides high-level nonprofit internships and intensive leadership development for young leaders in Portland.

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Center for Communities
Center for Communities is a "capacity building" and "idea incubation” initiative designed to grow the impact of the non-profit sector and start new initiatives critical for underrepresented communities.

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Hillside House
We offer you the comfort of three uniquely decorated guestrooms free of charge for an upcoming stay in Portland.

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Emerging Leaders Internship
The Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program matches underrepresented college students with paid internships at top Portland companies.

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Ready to Rise
Leadership development and community support for the journey through college.

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