Erin Hoekstra

11th Class, 2004-2005 Field Placement:  Oregon Faith Roundtable Against Hunger (Portland, OR) Erin engaged the religious community in dialogue and advocacy around the root causes of hunger in Oregon.  She helped to expand the organization beyond the existing Portland roundtable … Read more

Matthew Lewis

12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: Oregon Food Bank (Portland, OR) Matt established a sustainable structure for two advocacy committees in the Portlandarea, one consisting of direct-service providers, and the other of their clients. Both committees partner with the Oregon Food … Read more

Lauren Forbes

12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: Children First of Oregon (Portland, OR) Lauren conducted research that documented the link between the high cost of child care and food insecurity in Oregon.  Her project employed both quantitative and qualitative methods, including statistical … Read more

The Cost of Child Care

The Cost of Child Care explores family financial stability by focusing on the affordability of child care.  The report uses Oregon Food Bank survey data to correlate families that incur high child care costs with the incidences of food insecurity. … Read more

Kelly Meredith

15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Kelly completed a statewide assessment of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for child care providers in Oregon. Through a series of surveys and in-depth interviews with … Read more

Eileen Hyde

15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force (Portland, OR) Eileen strengthened the capacity of federal child nutrition programs in Oregon by helping to develop a grant process that distributes funds to program sites and sponsors. She also … Read more

Lindsay Guge

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Lindsay studied family child care providers’ participation in the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) and highlighted success stories in Oregon, focusing on promoting program enrollment and retention … Read more

State of Child Care in Oregon

State of Child Care in Oregon examines the impact of the 2008-2009 recession on the child care industry in Oregon, assessing how families with young children and the child care providers have been affected by the recession, high unemployment, and … Read more