St. Johns Center for Opportunity is an organization committed to the livability and livelihood of the St. Johns neighborhood. Their mission is to strengthen the bonds of their community and band together to make life in the neighborhood better for … Continue Reading
Having served the Portland community for 44 years, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony offers performance and music education opportunities to young musicians of all ages. Children in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony learn and play in orchestra, band, jazz and percussion ensembles.… Continue Reading
Thanks to the Portland Mercury for noticing PRP is “a hotbed for excellent community-run radio stations.”
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Lloyd EcoDistrict is a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions for social and environmental health. We bring together residents, organizations and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action.
With programs and projects that … Continue Reading
More than the relative scarcity of women in tech, Jennifer Cloer is worried about their mass exodus from the sector.
Resolutions Northwest (RNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue to advance social and racial justice and resolve conflict. Founded in 1985 by a small group of community members who sought to address juvenile crime and reduce violence, the … Continue Reading
On a recent episode of Sounds of PDX I welcomed local indie-alt rock band, Glacier Veins into the studio for an in-depth interview and live performance. This last summer I was introduced to Glacier Veins and was instantly taken back … Continue Reading
As with recycling, beach access, vote-by-mail and weed, Oregonians have charted their own course to fund arts and culture. In this week’s Community Voices feature, we’re digging into the archives to feature the Oregon Cultural Trust, a permanent fund with … Continue Reading
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
From milestones like OMSI to the Tilikum Crossing, the recent transformation of Portland’s Central Eastside is dramatic. The previously-industrial area now features tall residential buildings near the Burnside Bridge and new office buildings near the Hawthorne Bridge.
After actively preserving … Continue Reading
This week we’re digging into the archives to feature Kinship House as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.
The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It’s essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Co-op Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social and … 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
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.
By Emily Neelon |
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Founded in 1983, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) serve Portland’s at-risk youth. Providing mentorship, outreach, training and … Continue Reading
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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.
MRG fights for … Continue Reading
By Emily Neelon |
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
Portland’s new socially minded business organization, Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) combines business advocacy with technology to press for grassroots social change.
In it’s monthly Call-to-Action BBPDX features an appeal by Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis for Portland business leaders … Continue Reading