Posts Tagged ‘Community’

May 7, 2015 · by Staff · PCRI
PPS Class of 2025Through May 8, community members can participate in Portland Public Schools’ 2025 Survey. Through the survey, Portland Public Schools (PPS) hopes to gain community feedback about how best to accommodate the 5,000 new students anticipated to enroll in PPS in the next 10 years.

You can take the survey here or via paper copies in six languages available at all schools. Please share with friends, family and neighbors, even those without children in schools, so they may also share their views.

The results of the survey are vital to the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee, a group of 26 community members tasked with shaping how PPS evaluates school boundaries. This survey will help ensure that every student can get a great education at schools in every neighborhood.

Additionally, PPS invites community members to provide more input  at a community workshop on school boundaries.  The workshop, hosted by the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee, will be on May 16th from 9:30am – 1:00pm. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. Please register by emailing arodriguez@pps.net.

January 13, 2015 · by Staff · PCRI

The North/Northeast Business Association Portland, Concordia University, Worksource and PacifiCorp present a job fair on Friday, February 6 to highlight the talents and skills of the NOW Generation (North-Northeast Portland’s Outstanding Workforce), ages 16-30.

NNEBA Job FairThe NOW Generation is invited to meet with employers recruiting to fill summer job opportunities, regular full-time and part-time positions and internships. If you are motivated to work, have the basic job readiness skills needed to apply, interview and retain a job, this is the job fair for you!

Pre-register with WorkSource or visit NNEBA for more information.

Ages 16 to 30

Friday, February 6, 2015 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Concordia University, Hagen Campus Center

    2811 Northeast Holman Street, Portland, OR 97211

 

Interested Vendors should contact: Joice Taylor at 503-841-5032 Table cost is $50 and includes lunch

http://www.nnebaportland.org/

November 17, 2014 · by Staff · PCRI

PCRI encourages residents and community members to attend a community need hearing.

How are rising rents and home prices affecting your household?

A consortium made up of the City of Portland, the City of Gresham, and Multnomah County will invest millions over the next fiscal year to help address the community’s need for affordable housing and community economic development.

You are invited to participate in the Annual Community Need Hearing as one of several ways to offer input on an annual spending plan for this federal investment in housing and community economic development.

Thursday, December 11th 

Dinner at 6:00 pmProgram from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 

Gresham City Hall: 1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Accessible by Max and Bus

Park at the auto service lot on Eastman Parkway next to Kmart.

For More Information:  http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/51008

 

 

October 28, 2014 · by pcriadmin · Featured, PCRI

On Tuesday, October 28, eight women from Airbnb volunteered at PCRI’s newest rental home, prepping and planting new landscaping in the home’s front yard alongside Travis Phillips and Kirk Rea from PCRI.

IMG_1883Under the threat of downpours, the eight volunteers cleared debris from the yard, prepped the ground for planting and got their boots and shovels muddy planting ornamental grasses, trees and other plants. Home Depot’s Jantzen Beach store provided the plants and landscape material for the front yard, creating a colorful and low-maintenance first impression for the home’s residents and neighbors.

The volunteers excellent teamwork ensured the project was finished ahead of schedule–just in time to pack up before the day’s rains started coming down, giving extra moisture to the newly-installed plants.

The new home, being built by Albina Construction, is a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house that will soon be available to rent by a qualifying low-income family on PCRI’s affordable housing waiting list. In addition to below-market rents for future residents, the home features a wheelchair-accessible first floor, including bedroom, bathroom and all living spaces.

Home Depot’s contribution and the volunteer labor help stretch the project’s budget and ensure durable, healthy, high-quality materials can be used inside and outside of the home. Green building certification for the home is being provided by Earth Advantage; the home is expected to achieve Earth Advantage Platinum certification. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late-November.

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October 28, 2014 · by pcriadmin · Featured, PCRI

On Tuesday, October 28, eight women from Airbnb volunteered at PCRI’s newest rental home, prepping and planting new landscaping in the home’s front yard alongside Travis Phillips and Kirk Rea from PCRI.

IMG_1883Under the threat of downpours, the eight volunteers cleared debris from the yard, prepped the ground for planting and got their boots and shovels muddy planting ornamental grasses, trees and other plants. Home Depot’s Jantzen Beach store provided the plants and landscape material for the front yard, creating a colorful and low-maintenance first impression for the home’s residents and neighbors.

The volunteers excellent teamwork ensured the project was finished ahead of schedule–just in time to pack up before the day’s rains started coming down, giving extra moisture to the newly-installed plants.

The new home, being built by Albina Construction, is a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house that will soon be available to rent by a qualifying low-income family on PCRI’s affordable housing waiting list. In addition to below-market rents for future residents, the home features a wheelchair-accessible first floor, including bedroom, bathroom and all living spaces.

Home Depot’s contribution and the volunteer labor help stretch the project’s budget and ensure durable, healthy, high-quality materials can be used inside and outside of the home. Green building certification for the home is being provided by Earth Advantage; the home is expected to achieve Earth Advantage Platinum certification. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late-November.

Click on any image to enlarge.

October 23, 2014 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

Winter holidays can create challenges for any budget. But for families who are already fighting to make ends meet, the pressures of finding affordable holiday gifts is even more difficult. To help this holiday season, PCRI is providing one-stop holiday shopping for residents who want to Holiday Bike Drive & Toy Drive Logoparticipate in Portland’s 2014 bicycle and toy drives.

Bike Drive

Residents who wish to enroll in the Community Cycling Center’s 2014 Bike Drive should contact Jessie Blanchard, Resident Services Coordinator at Maya Angelou Apartments. Applications for the bicycle drive will be accepted beginning October 27, 2014. The number of bicycles available is limited and runs out quickly each year, so residents are encouraged to apply early!

There is a $10 application fee and a short application required for the bicycle drive. The application and assistance are available from Ms. Blanchard during the Maya Angelou Community Center’s regular hours.

For photos and stories of PCRI residents at previous Bike Drives, check here.

Toy Drive

PCRI is also a partner in this year’s Fox 12 / Les Schwab Toy Drive. Residents interested in receiving toys for their children should contact Jessie Blanchard. Registration is required for the Toy Drive; Ms. Blanchard is available to provide assistance during the Maya Angelou Community Center’s regular hours.

Community members interested in donating to the toy or bicycle drives may also contact Ms. Blanchard at the community center or by email.

 

October 2, 2014 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

On October 8, 2014, PCRI will host a community meeting for residents and community members. The community meeting will share information about updates to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan and its potential impacts for residents and the community. Admission is free and registration is not required.

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: New Song Community Church, 2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland

Comprehensive Plan updates can also be found on the City of Portland Website, along with scheduled public hearings. For more information about the PCRI-hosted meeting, please call PCRI at (503) 288-2923.

Help us share information about this event! Please download a flyer to post at your business or community location.

September 5, 2014 · by Staff · PCRI

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Legacy Health is hosting a free Healthy Living Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Iserael with her bikeThe Healthy Living event includes helmet sales and fitting, free health screenings, Affordable Care Act and health insurance Q&A, disaster preparedness and resiliency tips, and CPR Training. Plus: enter to win your own emergency kit!

Helmets for infants to adults will be available for sale at the event: $6 for bicycle helmets and $20 for multi-sport helmets. Bring your own helmet for a free fitting.

All activities will be held at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium 501 N. Graham St. Portland, OR 97227.

For more information, event schedule, and details, visit: www.legacyhealth.org/emanuel.

 

 

June 5, 2014 · by Staff · PCRI, PDX Roots

girlspicturePCRI is proud to present the Second Annual Portland Roots Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square–and we’re looking for volunteers to help make this year’s event even more fun and successful than last year!  Volunteers play a critical role to in the success of the event and will be provided with meal vouchers and pre-event orientation.  Will you join us?

Interested volunteers should download the Roots Festival Volunteer Packet (link HERE) or contact Jessie Blanchard via email or at (503) 287-4009.

The Portland Roots Festival (read more about the festival HERE) has specific needs for four volunteer roles. Please read more about volunteer needs below and note that we will do our best to match you with your desired volunteer role, but we appreciate your flexibility to fill other roles depending on needs the day of the event.  On-site event staff, in addition to the Volunteer Coordinator, will be available to assist you with any questions the day of the event.

Volunteer Positions

  • Information Team: This role involves welcoming attendees at one of our information tables. Volunteers who work in this role will greet people who arrive, check other volunteers in/out of the event, and provide people with information about the event. Most importantly they should be warm and friendly!
  • Production Team: This role involves assisting participants (vendors, artists, partners, etc.) with information about on-site loading/unloading, when and where to setup/takedown, and directing them to their PCRI staff contact.
  • Youth Activity Team: This role involves helping with PCRI’s youth activity booth. Volunteers will welcome kids and families to the booth and provide information about the day’s activities.
  • Peace Keeper Team: This role involves keeping the festival clean and maintained. Volunteers will be walking around to keep an eye on the appearance of the event and directing visitors to on-site facilities (water, recycling, composting, etc.).

Click HERE to download the Roots Festival Volunteer packet (including an information sheet to return with your contact information and preferred volunteer role).  For questions or more information about volunteering, please contact Jessie Blanchard at PCRI.

May 15, 2014 · by Staff · Featured, PCRI

PCRI invites residents and community members to join Attorney J. Ashlee Albies for a “Know Your Rights” workshop to help stop workplace discrimination.  The interactive workshop will help participants learn more about:

  •  Protected classes
  •  Signs of discrimination
  •  How to take action!

Please mark your calendar join us on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 11am-1pm at the Margaret Carter Neighborhood Network Center, 626 NE Brazee Street (entrance on NE 7th Avenue, between Brazee and Sacramento).

Have questions?  Want more information?  Contact Nuhamin at the Margaret Carter Neighborhood Network Center.

J. Ashlee AlbiesAbout the presenterJ. Ashlee Albies is an associate at Creighton and Rose, P.C.  Her legal practice focuses on civil rights and employee-side employment law. Ashlee also supports democratic workspaces and serves as an advisor to local consumer and worker cooperatives.  She is Co-chair of the Portland chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, a progressive bar association with nationwide membership, and periodically sits on its national executive board.  Ashlee currently serves on the steering committees of the Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Committee and the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.

Follow the link above for more details and her full profile.

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