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Impact NW names Andy Nelson as new Executive Director

Andy Nelson will step into the role of Executive Director for Impact NW. Jeff Cogen has decided to leave after fulfilling his promise of returning Impact NW back to financial health.

AWS Elemental makes science kits to support educational opportunities for Impact NW youth programs

During the month of February, AWS Elemental brought employees to our Dancing Tree Resource Center to build science kits for Impact NW’s AKA Science (All Kids Are Scientists) program, which provides provide fun, hands-on, interactive science education curriculum and materials to over 50 schools in the Portland area.
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Impact NW honors Black History month

Last week, through our Independent Living Program (ILP), Impact NW honored Black History month by hosting a life skills event specifically tailored to commemorating and educating youth about black history.

Press Release: Impact NW's 2019 Annual Luncheon

Impact NW will reveal its new strategic plan and brand identity at its one hour Annual Luncheon on February 27, 2019 at The Sentinel Hotel. The luncheon will highlight Impact NW’s renewed commitment to preventing homelessness.

Client story: Helping our neighbors stabilize and strengthen

Angelina faced a problem. Her husband had recently undergone emergency surgery. Now, he was out of work. How, Angelina worried, would they support their four children? The bills paid up. The landlord threatened eviction. Angelina was out of …

Meet one of our Board Members: Chris Scherer

I am honored to serve as a board member for Impact NW, one of Portland’s largest and far reaching anti-poverty non-profit agencies. Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to work with other board members and staff to help Impact NW…
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Stronger Through Partnership!

Impact NW feels privileged to benefit from the committed and ongoing support of caring volunteers in our community. This year WE Communications (WE) was selected as a winner of one of Impact NW’s Dedicated Corporate Volunteer Awards. This honor highlights the incredible service and dedication of a team of volunteers – a group that goes above and beyond to serve Impact NW’s clients and staff.

Impact NW & Buckman SUN Honors Volunteers!

To commemorate National Volunteer Appreciation Month, Impact NW has selected two outstanding individuals as Honored Volunteers, to publically acknowledge for their unwavering commitment, energy, and contribution to our SUN Community School site at Buckman Elementary.
Jerome Smith and his children (left to right): Benjamin, Judah, Levi, Joseph, and Jasmine

It Can Happen to Anyone - Jerome’s Story

Working to achieve stability while experiencing homelessness can often feel like a full-time job. Meet one Impact NW client whose persistence and determination helped him succeed.
Impact NW Senior Services - Tai Chi

Grant from Kaiser Permanente Helps Seniors Thrive

Aging adults thrive when they are able to remain in their own homes, surrounded by a community of friends and family. We’re excited to announce that a generous $15,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente will allow us to continue to help Portland’s aging population thrive.