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The annual PWA Breakfast attracts about 500 Expo attendees and features community leaders from public and private sectors. OnPoint Credit Union was our 2019 Breakfast Sponsor.

In 2019, we were delighted to have Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson and leading Kaiser Permanente health executive Ruth Williams-Brinkley among our featured speakers.  And we celebrated students from our partner school districts, led by superintendents Guadalupe Guerrero of PPS, Matt Utterback of North Clackamas and Michael Lopes-Serrao of Parkrose. Read more about our 2019 speakers here. The next Breakfast speakers will be announced in early 2020.

  • Celebrate the year-long work of our partners.
  • Connect with like-minded leaders who believe in developing young people’s career aspirations.
  • Meet students inspired by our career-education experiences.
  • Learn how to get involved in career education.

Individuals: We welcome donations to PWA to help cover the cost of the breakfast and to increase student access to career-learning opportunities year-round.  Donation options while registering include:

  • "Pay it Forward"  ($100)
  • "Treat a Student" ($25)

Employers: Our employer partners help make this annual community event possible. Sponsorship opportunities include Table Sponsors and Event Sponsors. Please contact Julia Soto about 2020 Breakfast sponsorship opportunities.

PWA Expo Breakfast

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time:           7:30 am to 9 am (doors at 7 am)
Place:          Oregon Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center
Cost:            Individual Donations & Table Sponsorship
Register:    Registration to open in early 2020

2019 Speakers

Adrienne Nelson, Oregon Supreme Court

Guadelupe Guerrero, Portland Public Schools

Matt Utterback, North Clackamas School District

Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Kaiser Permanente

The next Breakfast speakers will be announced in early 2020.