Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative

The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative is a multiyear grant program that supports the delivery of parenting education programs. The Collaborative's partners believe that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, and that investment in strong parenting is a critical strategy for ensuring that all children are ready to learn.

Visit the program's website at: www.orparenting.org.

Overview
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Outcomes and Evaluation
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Overview

OPEC is a partnership between four of Oregon’s largest foundations (OCF, The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation) and Oregon State University. In addition to funding, OPEC supports grantees through evaluation, technical assistance, and professional development led by OSU. 

OPEC supports:

  • Delivery of high-quality parenting education programs

  • Coordinated efforts to strengthen regional parenting education systems

  • Developing and strengthening collaborative regional parenting education Hubs

The initiative was launched in May 2010. Programming includes class series, workshops, home visits and family events. In 2017, an expansion of OPEC increased the number of parenting education Hubs to 15, serving 32 Oregon counties and Siskiyou County, CA. A list of the awards approved in May 2017 is available to download here

A new report, the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative: Helping parents raise children who thrive, is now available. The report summarizes the work of OPEC during its first five years, and shares the strong outcomes achieved in building parenting education and regional infrastructure, as well as increasing positive parenting capacities.