3 things I’ve learned about South Asian Solidarity with Black Liberation

To end Black History Month, we’re featuring our Policy Director Richa Poudyal and three things she’s learned about South Asian solidarity with Black liberation. 

I’m reflecting on my own role in Black liberation as a young, class and caste privileged, first generation Nepali-American in the United States. Here are 3 things I’ve […]

By |2021-03-30T07:05:58+00:00February 25th, 2021|Advocacy, Education, News & Events|

Run for Your Local School Board!

Change your neighborhood. Run for your local school board.

APANO will be making candidate endorsements and focusing our efforts in the following “Priority Races”  for the May 18, 2021 Local Elections:

  • David Douglas School board
  • North Clackamas School Board 
By |2021-01-27T18:57:44+00:00January 27th, 2021|Education, Elections, Featured, News & Events|

Uniting to Improve Oregon’s English Language Learner Programs

by Jeanice Chieng
Policy Manager

On August 24th a group of 45+ parents and community advocates gathered at PCUN (United Farm Worker’s Union) in Woodburn, OR to discuss HB 3499 (English Language Learner reform law) that was passed in 2015.  This summit comes right as the Oregon Department of Education works through the beginning stages of implementing […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00September 15th, 2016|Education|

Why we Fight to Expand and Support Dual Language Immersion in PPS

by Jeanice Chieng
Education Justice Manager

Our education system is failing students of color from non-English speaking homes who are in enrolled in English Language Learner (ELL) programs.  There is a roughly 24%  opportunity gap between ELL students and non-ELL students–recent Oregon data shows that only 51% of ELL students graduate high school on […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:35+00:00April 21st, 2016|Education, News & Events|

APANO Youth Win Key Step for Ethnic Studies in Portland Public Schools


April 20, 2016

Contact:  Luann Algoso
Community Engagement Manager
luann@apano.org, 971-340-4861

APANO Youth Win Key Step for Ethnic Studies in Portland Public Schools

Portland, Ore. – Yesterday the APANO-led Ethnic Studies resolution was introduced to the Board of Education Teaching and Learning Committee, and ethnic […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:35+00:00April 21st, 2016|Education, Leadership, News & Events, Press Release|
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