Chalkboard Announcements

Feb 1, 2017

Chalkboard Celebrates Black History Month

During February, Chalkboard will reflect on the amazing accomplishments of Black Americans beginning with Ruby Bridges.  

In 1960, responding to a request from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Ruby’s parents volunteered her to participate in the integration of the New Orleans’ school system. This brave move was met with intense opposition by white parents, teachers, and community members. Only one teacher in the Ruby’s new school agreed to teach Ruby and for over a year, educator Barbara Henry, taught Ruby alone in an empty classroom.

Nov 22, 2016

Foundations for a Better Oregon welcomes a new board member

The Honorable Darleen Ortega has recently been named by Meyer Memorial Trust to serve on Foundations for a Better Oregon board. Darleen joined the MMT trustees in January 2016 and we will welcome her to the FBO board at the November meeting. The first woman of color and the only Hispanic woman to serve as a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, Darleen has served on a host of legal boards and committees, and on the boards of Open Adoption and Family Services, Northwest Health Foundation and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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