Apr 132015
A Report from CLI's Director of National Initiatives, Larry Kleinman

As you read that title, I know you might be thinking…“Didn’t Larry retire?”  Or…“the CLI has a Director of National Initiatives?”Both good questions.  The answers are “No” and “Yes!”Let me explain and share some of what I’ve been doing of late.By the time I stepped down as PCUN Secretary-Treasurer in October 2013—part of our movement’s generational leadership shift—I was already [read more]

  •  April 13, 2015
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Feb 232015
People or Money?  Decided!

Last month, we told you we needed $8,800 to complete our $20,000 matching grant.  And during the month of December, you stepped up to the challenge and contributed $9,703 to CAPACES Leadership Institute. While we’re very excited that in the last few days of December your donations surpassed our $20,000 matching grant, there’s something we’re even more excited [read more]

  •  February 23, 2015
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Dec 232014
Winter brings great changes

Saludos from CAPACES Leadership Institute!    The TURNO youth program you’ve supported for the last three years is still going strong. TURNO is all about leadership, identity, and higher education. We’re excited to tell you that we are now offering assistance to high school students to transition into local trade apprenticeships after graduation.   The TURNO [read more]

  •  December 23, 2014
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Nov 202014
New: RE-TURNO and Staff Member José

Greetings from CAPACES Leadership Institute! The weather is crisp and sunny,  and we’re excited to tell you the big news: – We welcome José García, RE-TURNO Program Coordinator – TURNO becomes RE-TURNO:  Trades are encouraged! – Students marched for justice, catch Senator’s attention – Special thanks:  Honoring Monica Smith Meet José García, our newest team member.  José is [read more]

  •  November 20, 2014
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Oct 202014
Touching Lives -

Greetings from CAPACES Leadership Institute! Although Oregon’s weather is gently easing into fall, its political climate has been tumultuous for some time. Throughout this season, CAPACES Leadership Institute has remained a strong shelter for the communities we serve in the Willamette Valley. We continue to guide community leaders of our sister organizations so they might [read more]

  •  October 20, 2014
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