Celebrating Juneteenth in Oregon

The Significance of Juneteenth in Oregon’s History While Oregon was admitted to the Union as a free state in 1859, it has a complex and often troubling history concerning race relations. The state’s original constitution included exclusion laws that prohibited Black people from living in Oregon, reflecting the pervasive racial discrimination of the time – […]

May Celebrates AANHPI Month

  May marks the celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage (AANHPI) Month, a time to honor the cultural heritage, contributions, and achievements of AANHPI in the United States. AANHPI, encompassing diverse ethnicities such as Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and many others, have long played important roles in shaping the culture of America. […]

Strategic Plan 2024-2028 Open for Public Comment

Overview of the Strategic Plan: The Clackamas Workforce Partnership has crafted this strategic plan to address the evolving needs of our community, aligning with the economic landscape in Clackamas County and our surrounding region. Through extensive collaboration with key partners, we have identified key priorities and strategic initiatives that will guide our efforts over the […]

Molalla Possible Futures Club

Molalla Possible Futures Club              by Joie Lopez Youth Career Navigator Molalla Possible Futures Club is a middle school level career exploration/school success group geared towards inspiring students to think about their future goals and how their education is the foundational steppingstone to achieving that. This is the first group of students at Molalla River […]

New Full-Day Childcare Center Recruited to Oregon City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Full-Day Childcare Center Recruited to Oregon City CONTACT INFORMATION Mari’s Little Lambs Mari Keuter, Founder Mari@MarisLittleLambs.com Clackamas Workforce Partnership Bridget Dazey, Executive Director Bridget.Dazey@clackamasworkforce.org   New Full-Day Childcare Center Recruited to Oregon City Oregon City, Oregon – March 30, 2022: Thanks to a multi-partner grassroots effort in Clackamas County, the […]

Lessons learned the past 2 years

It is hard to imagine that March 2022 marks two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a life-changing experience for us all – and, sadly, a life-ending experience for many. The team at Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) has been reflecting on all that has happened over the last two years: the fear, the […]

Child Care for All in Clackamas County

Guest Blog by Dani Stamm-Thomas, Early Learning Hub Director Clackamas County Children, Family, and Community Connections In the system of Early Learning our work is all tied to women.  The workforce for early learning and child care is 95% women overall, many of whom are struggling financially in a an unstable profession without benefits like […]

Breaking the Bias: Women can work at hardware stores

Happy International Women’s Day. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Below is a personal essay, written by a young woman and Clackamas […]

Give Us the Ballot

Martin Luther King Jr’s May 1957 “Give Us the Ballot” speech in D.C., King called the right to vote one of “the highest mandates of our democratic tradition.” His words resonate all too well today… Every January, the internet is peppered with quotes and images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Major companies, elected leaders, […]

WE ARE HIRING!

WE’RE HIRING: FISCAL MANAGER Have the skills to manage our multiple funding streams? Join our team! Family friendly, flexible hours, great benefits, work from home or office! With a budget of 4 million and 9 staff, CWP seeks a Fiscal Manager who enjoys the variety of high level decision making and routine accounting tasks a […]