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Interview with Danielle Johnson: A Workforce Program Success Story

  “When I found out I had the job I called my mom, I called everyone, my daughter, my children, and I called Debra (the Director of the Urban League of Portland’s Workforce Department)” – Danielle Johnson, Community Liaison at The Urban League of Portland and Workforce client. Danielle Johnson...

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Karis Wash

Interview with Karis Wash: A Workforce Program Success Story

Karis Wash moved to Portland in 2013, and quickly reached out to the Urban League of Portland’s Workforce Department, which he’d heard about at church. Wash had an impressive work history, had attended college in New Mexico, and serves as a reservist in the National Guard, but he needed some...

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Interview with Carol Smith: A Workforce Program Success Story

Soon after Carol Adrianne Smith arrived in Portland, she took action to get involved in the community. After moving to the area with plans to apply to Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) graduate program, the Long Island, NY native reached out to the local NAACP chapter to find opportunities...

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