The collaborative effort of Poverty to Prosperity (P2P) of Malheur County is founded on the belief that economic growth in the region will be achieved through quality education, better use of available resources, and coordination of the efforts of business, schools and government.
Poverty to Prosperity Malheur, Harney, Grant, Baker Counties
Story: The Poverty to Prosperity RAC in Malheur County came together to provide training opportunities aligned with regional workforce needs to ensure students are both career ready and equipped with the skills in demand in their community. Education, community and businesses leaders hope to build local capacity for filling employment needs that will strengthen the bond between the community and business/industry. Together, the partners have leveraged joint investments from the state, local industry, the Oregon Community Foundation, and Ford Family Foundation to develop a 3rd career pathway, in automated systems, that will allow local students to receive the very training necessary to meet the local workforce demands. The automated systems programs joins the welding and allied health programs, which the community began supporting in 2013.
Education: Nyssa High School, Ontario High School, Vale High School, Malheur ESD, Treasure Valley Community College.
Community Partners: Oregon Department of Human Services, Regional Solutions, Malheur County, Oregon Solutions, Lifeways, Presbyterian Care Center, St. Luke’s Treasure Valley, XL Hospice, Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley, Malheur County Juvenile Department & OYA, City of Vale, City of Ontario, City of Nyssa, State Representative District 60 (Cliff Bentz), Four Rivers Healthy Community, OEIB, Community in Action.
Business and Industry: Joe Kinney Industries, Bentz Solutions, NORCO, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Ontario Executives Affiliated, BLM Vale, Oregon Employment, Training & Employment Consortium, Snake River Economic Development Alliance, Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce, Malheur County Economic Development, Fusion Bumpers.