Community Voices

Give Voice to Portland. This Edward R. Murrow award-winning news series features podcast conversations about important public service work being done in our community. A free media platform for local thought leaders, community-based organizations and activists.

Women of Vision Bring Aid Abroad

If you’ve ever wanted to change the world, you may have despaired at the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It might bring you hope to learn that the Columbia-Willamette chapter of Women of Vision has shown that it can change the world … Continue Reading

The Library Music Project Begins on a High Note

A library is probably not the first place you think of when you’re looking to try new music, but Multnomah County Library recently started a project just for that. The Library Music Project is a new platform for Multnomah County … Continue Reading

Oregon Youth Benefit from Free Music Education

 

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the nonprofit Ethos, based in Portland, provides music education for kids regardless of their socioeconomic or geographic background. Founded in the mid 1990s as a response to severe budget cuts to school … Continue Reading

Community Voices: St. Johns Center for Opportunity

St. Johns Center for Opportunity is an organization committed to the livability and livelihood of the St. Johns neighborhood. Their mission is to strengthen the bonds of their community and band together to make life in the neighborhood better for … Continue Reading

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Community Voices: Metropolitan Youth Symphony

Having served the Portland community for 44 years, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony offers performance and music education opportunities to young musicians of all ages.  Children in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony learn and play in orchestra, band, jazz and percussion ensembles.… Continue Reading

LLoyd EcoDistrict on Community Voices

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions for social and environmental health. We bring together residents, organizations and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action.

With programs and projects that … Continue Reading

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Chasing Grace on Community Voices

More than the relative scarcity of women in tech, Jennifer Cloer is worried about their mass exodus from the sector.

As reported by Newstack: “Women leave tech at twice the rate of men, according to the latest National Council Continue Reading

Want to Resolve Conflict in 2018?

Resolutions Northwest (RNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue to advance social and racial justice and resolve conflict. Founded in 1985 by a small group of community members who sought to address juvenile crime and reduce violence, the … Continue Reading

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Oregon Cultural Trust double arts and culture dollars

As with recycling, beach access, vote-by-mail and weed, Oregonians have charted their own course to fund arts and culture. In this week’s Community Voices feature, we’re digging into the archives to feature the Oregon Cultural Trust, a permanent fund with … Continue Reading

Community Voices: Children’s Healing Arts Project

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that provides free art programing to children, teens and families affected by illness, disability and special needs. Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program, CHAP … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 8: Changes to the Central Eastside

From milestones like OMSI to the Tilikum Crossing, the recent transformation of Portland’s Central Eastside is dramatic. The previously-industrial area now features tall residential buildings near the Burnside Bridge and new office buildings near the Hawthorne Bridge.

After actively preserving … Continue Reading

Kinship House

Kinship House: Championing Foster Families

This week we’re digging into the archives to feature Kinship House as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

A stable, healthy home is of utmost importance in building supportive foster families. The Kinship House helps to minimize these transitions … Continue Reading

Youngset Cooperative Preschool

Youngset Cooperative Preschool: Learning Together

The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It’s essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Co-op Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social and … Continue Reading

Snowman Foundation on Community Voices

Northwestern composer and pianist Michael Allen Harrison founded the Snowman Foundation in 1999 as a solution to defunding of music programs in public schools. In addition to giving children a complete education, Harrison believes that music gifts us a greater … Continue Reading

The Portland Kitchen

The Portland Kitchen: Culinary Arts & Life Skills

For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.

As a nonprofit, The Portland Kitchen is … Continue Reading

Portland youth get second chance at RAHS

By Emily Neelon |

Thanks to Premier Mortgage Resources  for spotlighting RAHS on Community Voices! ~

Founded in 1983, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) serve Portland’s at-risk youth. Providing mentorship, outreach, training and … Continue Reading

MRG Foundation challenges oppression through collective action

By Emily Neelon |

Supported “by the community, for the community”, MRG Foundation works strategically to develop genuine solutions to difficult issues. Their community-oriented, progressive approach empowers those most impacted by injustice, challenging oppression through collective action.

MRG fights for … Continue Reading

Community Warehouse turns houses into homes

By Emily Neelon |

Take a minute to picture where you grew up. Did you sit around a kitchen table each night and eat dinner with your family? Did you burrow under your blankets and hug your pillow when you … Continue Reading

Neighborhood Partnerships empowers Oregon residents

Founded in 1989, Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) began as small fund that teamed up with other local foundations to provide grants to neighborhood-based organizations. With the vision of bringing corporations and neighborhoods together to create long-term, lasting change, NP grew with … Continue Reading

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NWCT educates and entertains Portland’s youth

Northwest Children’s Theater and School aims to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of their young audiences. Home to one of the largest theater schools on the west coast, NWCT produces five main stage performances every year.

NWCT was founded … Continue Reading