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Resources that can make a difference in your community. Free to residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.
The Abacus Project: Math activity books for children
Published by The Ford Family Foundation. Math skills at kindergarten entry can predict later success in school. The Abacus Project (two books for Ages Birth to 3 years, and 3 to 5 years) helps parents and caregivers find the math in everyday routines. The playful activities make learning fun. Residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., may order the printed books for free from Select Books »
Anyone may download PDFs of the books here:
Download Infant edition (12 pages, 3 MB)
Download the Pre-Kindergarten edition (12 pages, 3 MB)
OREGON BY THE NUMBERS: KEY MEASURES FOR OREGON AND ITS COUNTIES
Published by The Ford Family Foundation and Oregon State University Extension Service. This report assembles a suite of community measures and displays them in an easy-to-digest format including charts and infographics. It features compact county portraits for all 36 Oregon counties as well as corresponding measure profiles, with rankings whenever possible. Measures include demographics, social issues, education, the economy, health and infrastructure.
Anyone may download a PDF [131 pages. 24 MB] of the report here
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A place to connect with the Ford Institute community on Facebook.
A report by the former director of the Ford Institute detailing how the Institute helps rural people achieve their own vision of vitality.
Residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., may order the report for free from Select Books »
Anyone may download a PDF of the report
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
A report exploring how the ACE Study findings are being applied in Oregon. Residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., may order the report for free from Select Books »
Anyone may download a PDF of the report here
This report summarizes the work of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, 2010-2015. The initiative supports expanded access to best practice parenting education programs.
Professors John Geldof and Karen Volmar of Oregon State University have completed a report on the developing intersections between parenting education Hubs and Coordinated Care Organizations.
Information to help local citizens and policy makers make better decisions about issues in Oregon rural communities.
This resource is for community leaders, youth development professionals, and K-12 educators and administrators who are interested in organizational improvement and new avenues and strategies for authentic youth engagement.