Black Parent Initiative


To educate and mobilize the parents and caregivers of black and multiethnic children to ensure they achieve success.

Bottom Line for Portland

BPI reached more than 2,000 black parents and children with experiences promoting positive cultural identity, healthy eating, reading and STEM literacy, and well-being. BPI also provided intensive services to 27 young families that contributed to family stability and healthy birth outcomes.

"I am so grateful to have this community to fall back on. BPI classes are more than just learning how to be a good parent—they’re also about knowing that there is a place where you can belong."

—Parent, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PK-8

Business Partners

The Randall Charitable Trust will match the first $10,000 in G!G donations to BPI. G!G donors of $50+ to BPI will receive a $3 certificate to Elevated Coffee; donors of $100+ will also receive a complimentary wine tasting at Stoller Family Estates.

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