Connecting People to Power: How to Establish a Citizen’s Advocacy Group at a Food Bank guides service providers through the process of bringing together food pantry clients to participate in sustained advocacy. The guide provides helpful examples, models, and references … Read more
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
A native of North Carolina, Kelly graduated with high honors and phi beta kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 with degrees in Spanish and sociology. She was a Carolina Covenant Scholar and worked with Habitat for Humanity and the Hunger and Homelessness Outreach Project. Kelly … Read more
A native Vermonter, Eileen graduated with high honors from DePaul University in 2007 with a degree in international studies and a minor in community service. She studied sustainable development and social change in Central America, completed a thesis on citizen participation in economic and development policy, and worked on a … Read more
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
A Statewide Analysis of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Family Child Care Providers in Oregon examines declining CACFP enrollment rates and makes recommendations for improving participation.
The Afterschool Supper Program: An Oregon Case Study examines the efficacy and impact of this federal pilot program 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
Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon raises awareness about hunger, connects people to nutrition programs, and advocates for systemic changes … Read more
A native of Virginia, Amber graduated from The College of William and Mary in 2009 with a degree in history and public policy. She was a Sharpe Community Scholar, resident advisor, assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and president of her sorority. Amber has served as an ESL tutor … Read more