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CULTIVATING
CONFIDENT,
CREATIVE,
COMPASSIONATE
LEADERS

CULTIVATING
CONFIDENT,
CREATIVE,
COMPASSIONATE
LEADERS

Who is KairosPDX

KairosPDX is reshaping the system that has failed our increasingly diverse youth. Our approach to dismantling structural racism includes policy advocacy, professional development services, and hands-on learning through our flagship community school and family engagement programs. In addition to academic performance, we prioritize cultural, social, and emotional growth, preparing our children for compassionate leadership.

Founded by a diverse group of leaders who understand the pivotal role that education plays as a gateway to opportunity, KairosPDX was birthed in 2012. We know that many came before us, and fought for the right for all kids to learn, to receive a quality education in schools that see their brilliance.

We are faced with a reality that there still exists two worlds, split on socioeconomic and racial lines. We are faced with a persistent achievement gap that perpetuates inequity and the denial of opportunity that so many fought and died for.

We believe we can do better, and that we can provide a model that narrows that gap and develops young people who know they can change the world for good.

Our Mission

The mission of KairosPDX is to eliminate the racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate leaders exceeding academic expectations at each developmental milestone. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to engage and empower children and families through a liberating education by which each individual is freed to bring their very best to their own goals and dreams. We are crafting a new narrative around children and families of color placing strength, excellence and achievement at the fore.

The KairosPDX Learning Academy is a K-5 community school.

The Family Engagement Team works to bridge the gap of communication

KairosPDX Government Affairs

KairosPDX Training Academy

News & Awards

News

This fall, Zalika spoke at a panel for supporting leaders in literacy. Watch her inspiring talk for the SMART Reading Summit here: https://www.avcast.me/smartliteracysummit
Zalika’s play starts at 2:27:45

Awards/Recognition

KairosPDX receives “In the City, For the City” Partnership Award from Warner Pacific University on April 14, 2018

KairosPDX Receives the Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Award for Outstanding Organization on December 7, 2018

KairosPDX Co-Founders, Marsha Williams, Zalika Gardner & Kali Thorne Ladd receive the 2019 Women of Excellence Award for Education from the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on May 18, 2019

KairosPDX landed on Portland Business Journal’s ‘Most Admired Companies in Oregon’ list within the nonprofit sector for the second year in a row! This year we made the top 10, and will be honored on Thursday, December 5, 2019, check out the full list

KairosPDX received Portland Monthly Magazine 2019 Light a Fire Award in the category of Exceptional Community Contribution. During the Gala, the audience voted for one of the awardees in the seven

Upcoming Events

Learning Academy Information Sessions

If you are interested in your child attending KairosPDX Learning Academy Public Charter School, please attend one of our virtual Information Sessions.

"Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot wait. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer ‘Tomorrow.’ His name is ‘Today.’ “ ~ Gabriela Mistral

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