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.
Imagine if the only extracurricular activity available for your child was…therapy. Most of us would be indignant – what happened to activities like swimming, soccer, or music lessons?
But this is the reality that many special needs kids experience. These … 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
Renewable, sustainable, clean energy has always had a destiny here in The Great Northwest. Environmental awareness seems to be interwoven into the lifestyle of Oregon natives and transplants alike.
For the last 20 years a forceful advocate for renewable energy … Continue Reading
You’ve probably heard of the work the nonprofit Susan G. Komen does – they’re that kind of an organization.
And their Oregon/SW Washington branch is no different. Through outreach, advocacy, education and collaboration with medical institutions, Komen seeks to battle … Continue Reading
There are not too many nonprofits that let teens decide how to spend their money. But in a sense, that’s what the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation is about: letting young people learn responsible philanthropy.
Sponsored by a parent organization … Continue Reading
If Portland has a secret garden, it must be the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, which sounds like something out of a fairy tale, and rather looks like one, too.
It’s nestled alongside Eastmoreland Golf Course and Reed College and covers … Continue Reading
The Human Access Project is turning the tide on how Portland works and plays with the Willamette River.
It’s mission is simple: Change the way our city interacts with the river that runs through it. The folks involved with the … Continue Reading
Imagine this: Less than 25 surgeons serving population of over 6.25 million.
In Sierra Leone, that’s a reality. The county’s recent civil war (which only ended in 2003) left the nation devastated. The near total destruction of the county’s infrastructures, … Continue Reading
In the shoebox of my mind I have youthful memories of gleefully romping through the Portland Children’s Museum, touching everything in reach. And the best part? I was actually encouraged to have a fun, tactile, engaged interaction with the … Continue Reading
There’s a place in the City of Roses where you can find a dynamic, rotating collection of local and national art, curated with an eye towards bold innovation. Portland, meet Disjecta Gallery. Tucked away in the Kenton neighborhood, this … 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
Have a pint…save the world?
That’s a tagline that almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s true – Oregon Public House, the nation’s firsts nonprofit pub, raises funds and awareness for other nonprofits, allowing them to keep … Continue Reading
We all know about food banks, soup kitchens and community garden programs as methods to end hunger problems. But what about an organization that seeks to stop hunger issues before they even begin?
For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.
As usual, both the Autism Society of Oregon and the Northwest Autism Foundation will be involved in fund and awareness raising as Spring unfolds. Click on the highlighted copy above for a full schedule … Continue Reading
Is there hope for the honey bee?
With media circulating reports of Colony Collapse Disorder, mysterious mass die-offs and parasite problems, some days is seems that our little pollinator friends are doomed. It’s a serious issue for most ecosystems and … Continue Reading
Dignity, autonomy, and quality of life for all – regardless of any disability – is the founding philosophy of the nonprofit Community Vision.
Founded in 1989 by Joe Wykowski, the organization works to offer individuals with disabilities similar quality … Continue Reading
Rivers. We play and fish in them, draw from their banks to sustain industry, agriculture and our drinking water supply. They’re part of our geography and our history.
But they might not be part of our future.
With a handful of programs, 120 volunteers, five staff members and a strong ethos, the nonprofit p:ear works to help youth exit homelessness.