New Avenues for Youth runs nonprofit businesses that provide employment training opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth. Our social purpose enterprises are a key vehicle for youth to develop the skills needed to obtain permanent employment, access post-secondary opportunities, and build a pathway to long-term success. The enterprises include two Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShops, and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream catering and cart business.
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Frann Michel reports on Portland Public School and Portland Association of Teachers contract talks. Teachers are not fighting for wages, so much as work and ultimately learning conditions -- including class size, standardized testing, and prep-time during the day. She shares stories from teachers, students, and parents, exposing the District's false narrative of greedy teachers and austerity. She points out that the K-12 public school system, while not perfect, is not fundamentally broken as such and its problems cannot be traced to organized/unionized teachers, or else wealthier school districts and places like Finland would have comparably bad rates of success. 8:23 minutes (7.68 MB)