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Welcome Melanni, our new Campaign Communications Strategist!

Please join us in welcoming Melanni Rosales, our new Campaign Communications Strategist!  We are thrilled to have Melanni join our growing team and we know you’ll love her too. Melanni is dedicated to using her background in strategic communications to help improve the well-being of women and all working families. Having worked on statewide electoral… Read more »

Job Opening: Regional Organizer

Family Forward is hiring a Regional Organizer!  Reports to: Organizing Director Direct Reports: 0 Location: 2 options – Portland or Salem, OR Salary: $35,000 – 40,000 full-time equivalent, pro-rated depending on number of hours FTE Type: Part-time(Salem)/exempt, Full-time(Portland)/exempt  (Salem – 20 hrs, PDX – 40 hrs) We are open to negotiating number of hours for… Read more »

Meet the match for mamas!

School’s out and we’re celebrating with a Summer Break Challenge! Thanks to a Family Forward member and generous matching donor, if you donate to Family Forward Action by August 24th, your gift will have twice the impact so that we can keep building the movement of moms and caregivers we need! That means every new… Read more »

Welcome Nichi, our new Organizing Director!

Please join us in welcoming Nichi Linder, our new Organizing Director!  We are thrilled to have Nichi join our growing team and we know you’ll love her too. Nichi brings with her years of experience organizing in the reproductive rights and justice movement.  In her last eight years working in Oregon’s progressive political community, she… Read more »

This crisis is far from over.

by Ana del Rocío Family Forward Board Member If you’ve been following the news lately, we’re sure you can agree how traumatic it has been to view images of children being torn apart from their families — often from their mothers. As a mother of two, I am haunted by the recorded screams of babies… Read more »

Job Opening: Campaign Communications Strategist

Title: Campaign Communications Strategist Reports to: Political Director Direct Reports: 0 Location: Portland, OR Salary: $3,400- $3,750 per month (for 30 hours per week) Type: Part-time, 30 hours per week, although we are open to hiring someone for as few as 20 hours per week. There is also potential for the position to become full-time… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Rujuta Gaonkar

Tell us a little bit about yourself! First and foremost, I am the parent of an 8 year old who is spirited, loving, infuriating, brilliant, creative, funny and compassionate….sometimes all at once!  In Portland for nearly 13 years, I’ve worked at the intersections of public health and social justice for 20 years, most recently with… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Elisa Andrade

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I am an immigrant from Mexico City, Mexico and grew up in Silverton, OR until I moved to West Salem where I’ve been since 2001. I started volunteering in the nonprofit world while I was in junior high at the Silverton Food Bank and at Silverton Together. My… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Neon Brooks

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I’m a medical science writer and the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old living in Northeast Portland. I grew up here and moved back to town with my husband, daughter, and our dog when my daughter was about a year old so we could be close to family. I love… Read more »

Activist Spotlight: Kaylan Adams

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I live in Salem with my husband, Dan, and toddler, Emerson. I am a project manager for a web development agency in Portland, and I also have my own small business helping newly expanded families and babies get more sleep. We love throwing themed house parties (Kentucky Derby… Read more »