Community Voices

Give Voice to Portland.This Edward R. Murrow award-winning news series features experienced journalists teamed with recent college graduates to highlight important public service work in our community. Use #SharePDX to connect with us on Twitter.

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Portland Center Stage: Bringing Stories to Life

Over the years, Portland has established itself as a city with a rich creative culture. It’s also a city with many historical sites and landmarks. Portland Center Stage combines the creative and historical spirit of the city by bringing stories … Continue Reading

Q Center

Q Center: Celebrating and Empowering the LGBTQ Community

According to a Gallup poll, the Portland metro region is home to the second highest percent of LGBTQ residents of any metropolitan city in the country. 5.5 percent of adult residents in the Portland region identify as LGBTQ. With the … Continue Reading

Tim Ellis Music Foundation

Tim Ellis Music Foundation: Annual Benefit Concert February 15th

Musician. Artist. Teacher. Throughout his life Tim Ellis inspired many in the Portland music community.

Last March the Portland music world said goodbye to Tim after he succumbed to cancer at age 60. This year, Tim’s wife Susan started the … Continue Reading

Youngset Cooperative Preschool

Youngset Cooperative Preschool: Learning Together

The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It is essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Coop Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social … 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

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp: A World of Adventure

There are few places where children and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to focus on their abilities, rather than their disabilities. For over 80 years Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp has provided the opportunity for its campers to do just … Continue Reading

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NEWS FLASH! Feminism Ain’t What it Used to Be PODCAST

The dream of equal rights for women has not yet been won. In fact, if it was a track event, many women might agree we are nowhere near the finish line.

For White American women who came of age with … Continue Reading

SEI

Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI): Mentorship That Changes Lives

When the odds are against you, a helping hand guiding you to success can make all the difference.

That’s the mission of a decades-old North Portland non-profit that identifies young at-risk African-American students and supports them through graduation. And it … Continue Reading

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Portland Community ToolBank: Tools for Change

Building a strong community is important to a healthy functioning society. However, without the necessary tools such a feat can be a challenge.

The folks at Portland Community ToolBank offer the assistance and tools necessary to make building a strong … Continue Reading

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Finding a Cure

According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer. This accounts for 10.2  percent of the estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed in the US … Continue Reading

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Literary Arts: Cultivating the Creative Spirit

Literary Arts has a very Portland mission: engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature.

The nonprofit was founded in 1984 with hopes of attracting a few authors and thinkers to the Pacific Northwest. In the … Continue Reading

Proud Ground

Proud Ground: Affordable Home Opportunities

Home ownership can seem like an impossible dream for some families. But there are organizations working to make that dream come true.

Since 1999 Proud Ground has striven to make home ownership a reality for Portland families. This nonprofit works … Continue Reading

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We’re Fired Up!

Really? In the most prosperous country in the world, many deserving people still need a great deal of help. True. And…maybe especially, now.

But, with our politics in disarray, and cries for help coming from all sides, who should … Continue Reading

ROSE Community Development

ROSE Community Development

Affordable housing can often provide the necessary foundation to building a successful future for families.

ROSE Community Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to making outer Southeast Portland a better place to live. The name ROSE is an acronym for … Continue Reading

Oregon Wildlife Foundation

Oregon Wildlife Foundation: Conservation & Connection

Oregon has earned its reputation of having beautiful scenery and bountiful wildlife.

For over thirty years Oregon Wildlife Foundation has played an important role in preserving the state’s natural treasures. Through partnerships with other non-profits, the private industry, and the … Continue Reading

HHH Foundation

HHH Foundation: Cancer Awareness and Support for Young Adults

Studies from the National Cancer Institute have shown that about 70,000 young people (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. This accounts for about 5 percent of cancer diagnoses in the United States.

The Hugh Continue Reading

Kinship House

Kinship House: Championing Foster Families

A stable, healthy home is of utmost importance in building supportive foster families.

The Kinship House helps to minimize transitions and increases the chances of children settling into a stable, healthy and permanent home. Their outpatient child and family services … Continue Reading

Welcome Home Coalition: Affordable Housing for All

As Portland’s population continues to grow, affordable housing is becoming more and more scarce.

This is especially true for families with incomes below 50 percent of the median family income (about $35,000 for a family of four). Safe, stable, affordable … Continue Reading

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Tucker Maxon School: Learning Together

In our day-to-day lives, their are few resources more valuable than our peers.

We learn the skill of sharing knowledge and information with one another at an early age. That ability, if encouraged, allows us to be better communicators, learners … Continue Reading

Albertina Kerr

A strong community is one that stands together. Building such a community greatly depends on the health of its children. For over 100 years Albertina Kerr has helped families by providing the necessary tools to do just that.

Albertina Kerr … Continue Reading