Portland Schools Alliance

  • OR

Address

3534 SE Main
Portland
OR
97214
United States

About Us

The Portland Schools Alliance strengthens public education for all children by developing the leadership of parents, teachers, principals and students, building a relational culture within school communities and organizing leaders and allies.

Vision Statements

Transforming school communities: The Portland Schools Alliance is a network of school communities that effectively fosters a culture of relationships, shared power and public engagement.

Strengthening public education: Parents, teachers, principals and students build partnerships and a political voice to ensure a system of quality public schools as an essential cornerstone of democracy.

Creating a diverse and inclusive organization: We are building a multicultural organization using our resources and power to improve the quality of education for all children. We prioritize our organizing to benefit students of color, low-income students and English Language Learners.

Building power for the long-term: The Portland Schools Alliance is sustained through the leadership, skills, organizing and contributed resources of our leaders, as well as the support of our allies.

Developing parent leaders: Parents receive effective training, mentorship and ongoing support to build our leadership, impact our school communities and direct the organization.

Values

Shared Power - We develop parents, teachers, principals and students as leaders who share power to act strategically and collectively to effect change.

Diversity - We affirm differences and build relationships and community among culturally, ethnically and socially diverse groups in our organization and schools.

Inclusiveness - We recognize unjust power differences in society, and we share power to create an environment which motivates participation and engages people equally in our organization and schools.

Equity - We believe that all children should have the resources and opportunities they need to become strong learners and to succeed in school.

Integrity - We are accountable to each other to create plans, take actions and conduct ourselves based on our mission, vision and values.

Relationships - We share our stories and build relationships of mutual trust and reciprocity.

Listening - We hear each other with thoughtful attention.

Reflection - We take time to evaluate our experiences and express our thoughts and opinions as a result of active participation, listening, and analysis.


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