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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Over 35% of adults over 40 in the U.S. suffer experience vestibular dysfunction during their lives, going on to later develop chronic vestibular disorders. These disorders develop when the inner ear and brain that process sensory information are damaged. Vestibular … Continue Reading
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.
Innovation Law Lab aims to ensure our legal system is working fairly and hopes to bring an end to the mass incarceration and deportation of immigrant communities of color. Their guiding principle is simple: Every case that should win, does … Continue Reading
At Bridge Meadows, strength is grounded in community. Operating under the idea that we all have something to offer, this group of intergenerational living communities offer a place of permanence and purpose for foster youth, adoptive families and elder … Continue Reading
Last Friday night, I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when a friend who was studying abroad in Paris posted a status letting family and friends know she was safe. Soon after my first encounter with the breaking news story, … Continue Reading
Let’s face it: Our smartphones and tablets have become physical extensions of ourselves. Walk into any room and everyone will be on a device of some kind. Our screens and their content rule our worlds. Media outlets have changed and … Continue Reading
Media is our main source of information on current events and issues happening in our world. We look to the media in all its forms to give us unbiased and objective news coverage. These reports frame our understandings and shape … Continue Reading
Theresa Therriault, a volunteer for The Bloom Project, and I in the studio this past spring. The Bloom Project was featured on PRP’s ongoing series Community Voices, which highlights non-profit organizations in the Portland community.
When I think back on my childhood, I remember the carefreeness of it, each day a new adventure, my runaway imagination taking me in any and every direction. I had a good childhood, a loving childhood, … Continue Reading
Over the next three days, Portland will be flooded with 11,000 beer industry professionals for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America. Put on by the Brewers Association, this April 14-17 event brings together … Continue Reading