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Child care matters for every oregonian: 

A Companion Brief to Oregon by the Numbers

All 36 Oregon counties are considered child care deserts. This companion brief to Oregon by the Numbers 2020 explores the issues that create barriers to making high-quality child care accessible for every child. © 2021. Published by The Ford Family Foundation.


SUPPORTING RURAL STUDENTS IN OREGON IN HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND: 

A Study of College Enrollment, Persistence, Transfer, and Completion Outcomes

This research explores gaps in postsecondary enrollment, persistence, transfer and completion outcomes between rural and urban students in Oregon. © 2021. Published by The Ford Family Foundation.

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Child Care in Rural Oregon: 

Bold Approaches to Address Systemic Inequity and Rebuild Child Care

Child Care in Rural Oregon

This issue brief investigates the economic impact of state policies that affect rural children and their families. It also reviews the challenges of operating a financially viable child care business in rural Oregon. © 2021. Published by The Ford Family Foundation.

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OREGON BY THE NUMBERS 2020: 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.
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Community Vitality Publication »

A twice-yearly publication that shares success stories, and spotlights current and emerging community leaders. 
Also available in Spanish. También disponible en español.


Supporting Transfer Student Success in Oregon 

Supporting Transfer Student Success In Oregon

This collaborative research project raises up examples of the positive role Oregon’s higher education institutions play in the state’s college transfer landscape. The report highlights policies and practices that could help contribute to strong transfer outcomes for Oregonians. © 2019. Published by The Ford Family Foundation.


Project Impact

A self-directed evaluation of the impact of the Ford Institute for Community Building. 2019. Published by The Ford Family Foundation.


Project Impact (2-page summarY)

Two-page summary of the self-directed evaluation of the impact of the Ford Institute for Community Building. 2019. Published by The Ford Family Foundation


Foundations of facilitation for parenting educators »

Skilled and passionate parenting educators attract parents and keep them coming back to parenting classes.The Foundation now offers a training kit that increases the facilitation skills and tools of parenting educators who offer group-based parenting classes. También disponible en españolPublished by The Ford Family Foundation.


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)


The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study 

Published by The Ford Family Foundation. 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.
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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

This report summarizes the work of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, 2010-2015. The initiative supports expanded access to best practice parenting education programs.


Effective Parenting Education in Oregon

Professors John Geldof and Karen Volmar of Oregon State University have published a report on the developing intersections between parenting education Hubs and Coordinated Care Organizations. The report, entitled "Opportunities to Expand Effective Parenting Education in Oregon," can be downloaded for free.


Rural Communities Explorer »

Funded in part by The Ford Family Foundation. Information to help local citizens and policy makers make better decisions about issues in Oregon rural communities.


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Resources that can make a difference in your community. Free to residents of Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

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