Assistant Professor at PSU, Ann Curry-Stevens at MFS Winter All-Staff Meeting

Assistant Professor at PSU, Ann Curry-Stevens (pictured with MFS CEO Judy Strand) presented at the MFS Winter All Staff Meeting as part of our commitment to equality and cultural responsiveness. Ann summarized her research findings that document disparities experienced by communities of color in the Portland Metro Region. Ann’s presentation was timely because MFS is in the process of using its new information management system to more precisely measure impact among communities of color. More about Ann’s work can be found at http://www.coalitioncommunitiescolor.org/ccc-dataresearch/

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Hunger Relief

MFS is currently running 5 food pantries each week in 3 school districts (David Douglas, Reynolds, and Centennial)!  The types of foods you can expect at these distributions varies from day to day, but will include some combination of oil, margarine, 3-6 fresh produce items, canned fruit and vegetables, canned and dry beans, cereal, shelf-stable milk,…

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#DriveHope – Success!

GoLocalPDX featured Metropolitan Family Service and Point West Credit Union‘s DriveHope Campaign, which successfully raised $2,500 using social media. “During #DriveHope, Point West offered to donate $5.00 to MFS for each social media post to answer the question “What drives you?” In total, the campaign reached over 100,000 community members via social media like Facebook, Twitter and…

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