About the Office of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement
In late February 2019, Portland Public Schools consolidated Student, Family and Community Engagement with the Office of Strategic Partnerships to leverage the power of student, family and community voice with the generosity of business and philanthropy in order to strengthen PPS’s mission of providing a rich and dynamic learning experience for every student while realizing the district’s new articulated vision. By consolidating the efforts under one team, PPS hopes to increase and broaden community engagement efforts across our stakeholder groups and ensure that families—and students in particular—are given immediate, consistent and easily accessible opportunities to share their voice—a central tenet in our decision-making processes here at PPS.
Aims to build systems for public participation within PPS governance, administration, and management to maximize the district's capacity to implement strategies that directly respond to the lived experiences of our most underserved students.
Align strategic efforts, innovative thinking and business/ philanthropic/ community resources to ensure that every PPS student has the opportunity to thrive and to graduate with a sense of self, prepared for success in life, work and study.