04-28-2017  12:46 pm      •     
The Wake of Vanport
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NEWS BRIEFS

Oscar Arana Chosen to Lead NAYA’s Community Development

Oscar Arana to serve as NAYA’s next Director of Community Development ...

High School Students Launch Police Forum, May 16

Police Peace PDX is a student-founded organization that bridges divides between community and police ...

POWGirls Announces Two Workshops for Summer 2017

Workshops open to girls ages 15-19 ...

Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade Cancelled Due to Threats

Public safety concerns have shut down the parade scheduled for Saturday, April 29 ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

Sponsors of Hate Today Must Be Held Accountable

The Foundation for the Carolinas has spent tens of millions of dollars over the years supporting groups that sponsor hate ...

John E. Warren on the Woes of Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo's rating downgraded from "Outstanding" to "Needs to Improve" ...

CBC Opposes Nomination of Judge Gorsuch and the Senate Should Too

Americans need a Supreme Court justice who will judge cases on the merits, not based on his or her personal philosophies ...

Trump’s Budget Blueprint Cuts Close to Home

It’s Time for Congress to restore billion in HUD Funding ...

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ENTERTAINMENT

Soul of the City

 

Portland education nonprofit Self Enhancement Inc. held its signature event, Soul of the City, Feb 22. The annual event included a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, a fundraising auction, awards and an after party.

The Skanner News publisher, Bernie Foster was honored with the 2014 Soul of the City award for 2014.

 Walter C. Bowen CEO of BPM Senior Living was honored with the Life Has Options award.

Self Enhancement Inc. serves more than 7,500 students and their families in North, Northeast and inner East Portland.  More than 98 percent of students in the core program graduate from high school in four years, with 85 percent continuing to college or further education. That’s despite the fact that  92 percent of these students start out at high risk of dropping out.  

 

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