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This week we’re digging into the archives to feature Kinship House as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

A stable, healthy home is of utmost importance in building supportive foster families. The Kinship House helps to minimize these transitions … Continue Reading “Kinship House: Championing Foster Families”

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 “Youngset Cooperative Preschool: Learning Together”

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 a nonprofit, The Portland Kitchen is … Continue Reading “The Portland Kitchen: Culinary Arts & Life Skills”

The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise. This week at Portland Radio Project we dig into the archives to feature nonprofit  Friends of Noise as part of our award-winning Community Voices series.

The … Continue Reading “Friends of Noise: Music and Arts for the Future”

The great Victor Borge once said, “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” Comedy has been the backbone of many communities for centuries. The community of Portland is no different. Curious Comedy Theater has been showcasing some of Portland’s … Continue Reading “Curious Comedy Theater”

The Portland performing arts scene is a vital staple of the city’s ecosystem. Every functioning ecosystem needs nourishment in order to thrive. Isinglass is a Portland non-profit that is committed to improving the health of all elements in Portland’s ecosystem, … Continue Reading “Isinglass: Sustainable Performing Arts”

The City of Portland has a national reputation as one of the most sustainability minded spaces in the country. This commitment to sustainability is evident in the dozens of greenspaces scattered across the city. Friends of Gateway Green is a … Continue Reading “Friends of Gateway Green: Creating Sustainable Greenspace”

Visibility. Education. Celebration. Those three words represent the mission of Pride NW.

Pride NW was founded in 1994 with the goal of encouraging and celebrating the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities of the Pacific … Continue Reading “Pride NW: Celebrating Portland’s LGBTQ Community”

Inclusion is a vital component of a healthy functioning democracy. Voters from all communities deserve the opportunity to participate in shaping the policies that impact their lives.

The Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) aims to serve as a liaison … Continue Reading “Oregon League of Minority Voters: Empowering Communities of Color”

The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise.

Friends of Noise is a nonprofit that aims to create an all age music and arts venue. The mission of Friends of Noise is to provide … Continue Reading “Friends of Noise: Music and Arts for the Future”

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.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) is a local non-profit that envisions an … Continue Reading “Regional Arts and Culture Council: Creative Empowerment”

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 “Community Cultivators: Growing Our Community”

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 “Surg+Restore: Surgeons Transforming Lives”

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 “Camp Fire Columbia: Outdoor Learning for Future Leaders”

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 “1000 Friends of Oregon”

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 “Betties360: Empowering Girls Through Outdoor Adventures”

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 “Open School: Academics, Equity, and Advocacy”

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 “Portland Center Stage: Bringing Stories to Life”

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 “Q Center: Celebrating and Empowering the LGBTQ Community”

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 “Tim Ellis Music Foundation: Annual Benefit Concert February 15th”