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Diana, Adabella, Estrella, Karina, Neida, and Aide are among the youth leaders who supported Capaces Leadership Institute's summer learning program.
Reclaiming Our Own Power Through 'Moles, Murales y la Madre Tierra'

'La abundancia que tenemos': Stories of youth leadership and community-based summer learning in the TURNO and Anahuac programs at Capaces Leadership Institute

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A Conversation with D.L. Richardson

“My students, in their impatience, have taught me patience,” says Richardson, a longtime leader for education equity in Southern Oregon and new FBO Board member.

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D.L. Richardson (bottom right) with his mother Beulah (center), his sisters, and his nieces and nephews. Courtesy of D.L. Richardson.
Jessie DuBose (right) with her daughter Abby.
A Conversation with Jessie DuBose

A passionate leader and advocate for Southern Oregon youth, FBO’s new Board member has “one foot in the C-suite and one foot in the dirt.”

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Why Oregon Children’s Learning Is “Unfinished, Not Lost”

Interrupting deficit-based thinking and narratives can transform how Oregon schools support students during and beyond COVID-19.


Children play at the Chinese Friendship Association of Portland's 2021 summer learning program. (Photo by Sarah Arnoff Yeoman.)
Carol Cheney, second from left, with friends at an event hosted by IRCO Africa House.
A Conversation with Carol Cheney

Power shows up in different ways at different moments. “And if you share it, you’re likely to get it back,” says The Collins Foundation CEO and FBO’s new board member.


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