This past weekend marked a milestone for SOME as we welcomed students from Portland State University to Robert’s Residences, our newest property designed to offer 139 efficiencies for single adults. The event signified the launch of an ambitious series developed in collaboration with the Mark Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University and the Army Corps of Engineers, celebrating our eighth year of partnership in hosting the inaugural segment of the National Police Process Seminar series. This comprehensive program includes a range of activities from visits to Congress, to engaging discussions with think tanks, and collaborations with federal agencies and institutions.
Our journey with this partnership began with a simple tour and a conversation on the root causes of poverty and has since grown into a key component of the curriculum for two university programs. The success of the recent seminar is a testament to the collective efforts and dedication of our team, who offered deep insights and unwavering support throughout the event. Their expertise ranged from providing a historical overview of our organization and strategic vision, to sharing our methodologies for measuring impact, all while ensuring the optimal readiness and safety of the venue. A special thanks to our IT and event coverage teams, whose essential contributions ensured the seminar ran seamlessly.
We are profoundly grateful to all who played a role in this successful collaboration, reinforcing our dedication to educational outreach and highlighting our commitment to tackling social justice issues. This partnership not only fosters a rich learning environment but also strengthens our community ties through meaningful dialogue and shared objectives.