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
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.
The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise.
The identity of a community is often represented through its creative culture. The empowerment that comes from creative expression is a vital component to all communities.
Every great community is built on a solid foundation. Growing ideas is essential for a healthy functioning society. Community Cultivators is a non-profit located in Portland that aims to provide an opportunity for seniors and underserved people in our community … Continue Reading
In recent years Sierra Leone has emerged from a devastating civil war and is currently in the process of rebuilding. With a population of over six million people, Sierra Leone has fewer than twenty-five surgeons in their entire nation. Essential … Continue Reading
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
A new generaton of leaders is on their way. And they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty for the greater good. This group is ready to shape their world and spark inspiration in both young and old. Camp Fire … Continue Reading
Do they really have 1,000 friends?
The nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon can confidently say “yes” to that question. In fact, that’s only part of their well-supported organization’s strength. They’re a group that advocates, researches and educates on issues of … Continue Reading
Exploring the great outdoors can often be an empowering experience. However, such an experience is not always readily accessible to young women in our community. Betties360 is a local non-profit that aims to connect young women and teens in the … Continue Reading
The graduation rate of Oregon high school students is ranked as one of the lowest in the nation, according to a recent study by The Oregonian found that. With a graduation rate of 75 percent in 2016, our state take … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Building a strong community is important to a healthy functioning society. However, without the necessary tools such a feat can be a challenge.
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
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
Home ownership can seem like an impossible dream for some families. But there are organizations working to make that dream come true.