In order to improve access to education in the rural areas of Central Oregon, The Partnership to End Poverty has awarded the La Pine Parks and Recreation Foundation a $25,000 grant.
The funds will be used to hire a part-time educational coordinator and work closely with Central Oregon Community College to develop credit and noncredit courses.
Classes are under way for the second series of the Veterans' Entrepreneurship Program.
One class, “How to Start a Business," will be taught in seven two-hour sessions in Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond. The next is set for April 17 in Bend. It is free.
“Launch Your Business," “How to Develop a Business Plan" and “Impacting Your Profit" are scheduled between May and June. They are available at a discount for veterans.
A year long small business management course, which starts in February, will have a reduced price for veterans, as well.
For more information or to register, call Central Oregon Community College at 541-383-7290.
After a decade of service in Central Oregon, the Partnership to End Poverty will close its doors for good at the end of the year. The work of the organization was made possible by the Northwest Area Foundation out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, established to promote economic revitalization and improve the standard of living for vulnerable citizens.
REDMOND, OR (February 5, 2013) – In an effort to provide transportation access to education and other vital services, The Partnership to End Poverty awards Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and Cascades East Transit a $25,000 grant to establish a fixed bus route in Redmond.
Veterans in Central Oregon are invited to participate in entrepreneurial and small business training opportunities with the Small Business Development Center at Central Oregon Community College. Under a recent grant from the nonprofit Partnership to End Poverty, Veterans may enroll and receive scholarship funding for courses that range from the basics of how to start a business to navigating the challenges of growing a business that is well underway. Courses vary in length and start throughout the year.
In an effort to support our partners in the region, the Partnership to End Poverty paid for a survey that outlines the kind of assistance nonprofits need to build capacity and strengthen their missions. The results were released at a Nonprofit Summit on September 11th hosted by COCC, where consultant Jan McGowan provided an overview of the research. In a nutshell, the survey revealed that most nonprofits in Central Oregon are in need of a resource that provides technical assistance, training, and education.
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the hiring of Janet Brown to head up business and economic development efforts for Jefferson County and the communities within its borders. The program is a partnership between local businesses, the cities of Madras, Metolius and Culver, Crooked River Ranch, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Jefferson County and EDCO.
Barring rescue, ceasing operations Sept. 14
By Barney Lerten
POSTED: 3:56 PM PDT September 8, 2012 UPDATED: 8:17 PM PDT September 9, 2012
BEND, Ore. -
Bend’s Community Center Board President Bruce Abernethy announced Saturday that "due to financial uncertainties and other difficulties -- pending an unforeseen benefactor or organization stepping forward -- the center would cease operations as of Friday, September 14."
Prineville resident and life-long Oregonian, Jason Carr, announced Thursday that he’ll be seeking a seat on the Prineville City Council this fall.
Carr has been the economic development director for Crook County since 2007, and will soon be taking over as executive director of the Partnership to End Poverty.
Carr will emphasize jobs and the economy as a councilor, and will work to ensure the city’s continued financial health. Carr successfully managed the local economic development program, which attracted Facebook and Apple to Prineville and assisted local businesses.
Partnership to End Poverty, NeighborImpact, and local churches are teaming up to help out during the transition period.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Crook County is moving both their office and food bank to their thrift store location on Northeast Court Street.
Over the next couple months, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Crook County will face some uncertain times.