Healthy, Yet Fun Snacks for Kids

As part one of this blog described, broadband access and affordability in Oregon is essential for children, families, and individuals. Recognizing the importance of addressing and improving broadband availability, many of Oregon’s legislators are working to implement and further policy changes this legislative session...

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2022 KIDS COUNT National Report and Oregon State Data Cards Release: Oregon’s Progress on Child Well-Being Sees Some Improvement, but Many Children and Youth are Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

State data show over 117,000 Oregon children with anxiety or depression — as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation finds...

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Meet OCO’s 2022 Youth ACT Leaders!

Earlier this year, Our Children Oregon invited all Oregonians age 24 and under to apply for a paid, 8-month youth leadership opportunity to plan and implement a youth-powered debate for the state’s next governor. The Youth ACT Leaders Team is composed of nine youth from across the state that are passionate about improving the lives of Oregon's children and families...

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Our Children Oregon Statement on SCOTUS Ruling

Our Children Oregon wants children and youth to have what they need to live to their full potential; as such, the right to privacy and autonomy is paramount. With the ruling on June 24th, the Supreme Court has denied pregnant people the right to make their own decisions about their bodies and, ultimately, their futures. This decision makes the path to limit and erode other freedoms clearer...

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Meet the Team: Ashley Light

Linda joined the team in 2019 and continues to support the staff and Board with Human Resources, Accounting, Payroll, and Development functions. Her career began in corporate HR before moving to nonprofit health and welfare organizations and her diverse background includes Human Resources (Payroll, Benefits & Compensation), Accounting, Development, and educational program production...

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OCO Team Members Share Recent and Upcoming Leadership Opportunities

Team members at OCO have had some exciting leadership opportunities over the past year and more are on the horizon as enter the second half of 2022. Today, we are excited to spotlight the stories of Jenifer, James, Ashley, and Jyoni, experiences that will inform and deepen both their work at the organization and strengthen their commitment to the communities and people of Oregon...

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Our Children Oregon Statement on Gun Violence

As yet another school shooting leaves families and communities shattered, Our Children Oregon grieves with the loved ones of those children and teachers in Uvalde killed in yesterday’s act of gun violence. Our schools should be safe spaces for our children to learn, build relationships, and grow towards a thriving future...

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