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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

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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PRP’s Indie Music Connoisseur

Every Friday from 10 am to noon, PRP’s Jen Emerson (Fresh Spins with Jen Em) delights listeners with indie music from all over the globe. Emerson also occasionally hosts interviews with amazing local, national & international … 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

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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Call-to-Action for Homeless

Portland’s new socially minded business organization, Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) combines business advocacy with technology to press for grassroots social change.

In it’s monthly Call-to-Action BBPDX features an appeal by Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis for Portland business leaders … Continue Reading

Second Step Housing empowers homeless families

There’s no quick fix in beating the cycle of poverty. Providing long-term, sustainable solutions for homeless women and their children, Second Step Housing (SSH) empowers families to overcome financial and social barriers to a better quality of life.

Identifying the … Continue Reading

Opportunities for Families In Need

African Road works to lift entire communities out of extreme poverty by partnering with local change makers through collaborative project development and strategic funding. Founded in 2010 by Lori Marten and Kelly Bean, the organization aims to create long-term change … Continue Reading

Unadoptable animals find a home at Zeb’s Wish

As part of its support for Portland Radio Project, Premier Mortgage Resources has chosen Zeb’s Wish Equine Sanctuary for this week’s nonprofit spotlight on Community Voices.

Zeb’s Wish Equine Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation space in Sandy, OR for Continue Reading

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Exceed Enterprises: Helping People With Disabilities

Exceed Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and personal development services to people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1968, and offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, personal services, and … Continue Reading

Uniting Children With Books

What if fighting illiteracy began with something as simple as getting a book in the right kid’s hands?

First Book, a nationwide nonprofit with a chapter here in Portland, believes that access to books is critical in reducing illiteracy. … Continue Reading

My Voice Music

If, like me, you’re born into a musical family, it’s inevitable that an instrument or two ends up in your hands. And something about the junction between music and mastery, performance and play, teaches us to grow into better, more … Continue Reading

Free Geek: Turning the Needy into Nerds

There’s a nonprofit in S.E. Portland that’s turning the needy into nerds.

Meet Free Geek, an organization dedicated to recycling and repurposing old electronics while running technology education classes on the side. Their goal is twofold, but simple: Help mend … Continue Reading

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

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