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
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.
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.
How does one program promote dignity and self-reliance, prevent social isolation and support economically disadvantaged seniors? It’s starts with a friend at the door.
This week we’re digging into the archives to feature organization Store to Door as a part … Continue Reading
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
Affordable housing can often provide the necessary foundation to building a successful future for families.
It’s a question veterans, their families, psychologists and friends ponder: How does a soldier return to civilian life?
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
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.
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
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
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
We all know the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” If you agree with that old adage, the folks at Community Energy Project have you covered – and then some. Since 1979, Community Energy Project has empowered homeowners of … Continue Reading
Community building is vital to a healthy and functioning society. The folks at Living Earth Oregon offer many workshops and resources that focus on building communities that are just, ecologically vibrant, and culturally rich where peace, justice, beauty, and balance … Continue Reading
As a radio station, we can’t help but agree with the folks at Music Workshop – the world is a better place with music in it.
Music Workshop is the brainchild of Amy Richter, who created the program to counteract … Continue Reading
Stand under shaggy pines, walk through miles of prairie, douse yourself in the icy churn of a wild river. Can you do these things, and not feel changed? Perhaps even healed?
The nonprofit LEAP believes in this – a powerful … Continue Reading
Here’s a way to build community: Bring young learners and knowledgeable mentors together in an educational space.
Breathing – it’s something we generally take for granted.
But the organization Free to Breathe knows that this isn’t true for everyone. People with lung cancer know that their lungs – those amazing organs that make breathing so easy we … Continue Reading
Most Oregonians know that heading into the wilds and the woods can change a person. And change is what the nonprofit Northwest Outward Bound School wants to be part of.
Since it’s founding in 1965, the program has been … Continue Reading
I was lucky.
I fell in love with reading from my perch on my mama’s lap long before I was enrolled in school.
Then I caught the word fever on my own, and devoured book after book, determined to read … Continue Reading