To eliminate the prolific racial achievement gap by cultivating confident, creative and compassionate leaders.
Bottom Line for Portland
Oregon’s education system is failing students of color. We have reimagined what students need to excel, and it’s working. Eighty-eight percent of our kindergartners graduating in 2017 met or exceeded the reading benchmark, and 95 percent of our students show growth on social-emotional tests.
“It feels like they know my child here at Kairos. There is a partnership between families and Kairos to help with racial identity, but also identity as a whole, for her to be confident in who she is and find her voice to speak her truth."
– L.F., parent at KairosPDX
Want to show up IRL in style? The first 10 people to donate more than $25 to KairosPDX will receive a “Black Kids Matter” t-shirt to showcase their support.
Donors who give over $100 will be entered to win a membership at the exclusive Multnomah Whiskey Library, valued at $600. Lift up our Kairos Kids in a big way and earn a chance to rise above their 1,000-people long waitlist!
On top of that, our friends at Marmoset Music are turning up the volume this year by matching the first $10,000 raised, helping us illuminate and lift up our children’s voices.