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.
Portland Community Media (PCM) is a non-profit dedicated to promoting local, non-commercial media, both on the internet and through their six cable channels: Community Access Network (CAN 11), Independent Television Network (ITN 22 and ITN 23), Pulse of Portland (POP … Continue Reading
For many, the holidays are a time for warmth and gathering with friends and family. Unfortunately, for others this luxury is not an option. The cold winter weather can be the most devastating for the homeless, but one Portland organization … Continue Reading
Portland based non-profit The Shadow Project now serves over 1,500 students in 33 different schools throughout the Portland metro area. By teaming with local special education teachers to create in-house incentive-based learning programs, The Shadow Project helps kids with learning … Continue Reading
For the 10,000 alcoholics and addicts who walk through the doors every month, The Portland Alano Club provides a home where they can attend 12 Step meetings. Maintaining sobriety can be particularly tough over the holidays, but the acceptance, serenity … Continue Reading
On a brisk November afternoon, dozens of senior citizens and volunteers fill up the Thelma Skelton Meals on Wheels Meal Center in the Sacred Heart Village on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue. Hot food, board games and friendship are just some of … Continue Reading
You’ve probably seen a Street Roots vendor. Maybe you’ve walked by the homeless man; perhaps you’ve pulled a dollar out of your pocket and bought the scrappy little Portland newspaper.
Executive Director Israel Bayer describes the paper’s mission:
“We’ve been … Continue Reading
Established in 1924 by Mary V. Dodge, the Portland Youth Philharmonic is the oldest youth orchestra in the United States. In its 90th season, it’s made up of 109 musicians, which is considered a large group for the main … Continue Reading
SOLVE is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Oregon clean. Each year nearly 50,000 people volunteer for SOLVE projects in more than 180 communities across the state.
The largest project SOLVE sponsors is the beach cleanup, held every spring and … Continue Reading
On today’s Community Voices, we continue to discuss Mercy Corps’ reentry programs for people leaving prison.
Yesterday we talked about the LIFE reentry class which is taught at two nearby prisons in order to help inmates prepare to transition … Continue Reading
Most people think of Mercy Corps as the emergency aid organization that responds to crises around the globe, such as the ongoing civil war in Syria.
And that it is.