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Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program, 2007-2013

  • Engaging for Equity Report A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program 2007-13

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement invites you to review and provide input on Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's Diversity and Civic Leadership Program, 2007-2013. The report documents the accomplishments, lessons learned from this groundbreaking program focused on strengthening the City's engagement, livability, organizational capacity, and self-empowerment for Portland's communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities. With the publication of this report, ONI will facilitate a community discussion in 2015 to receive input on the continued development and potential expansion of the Diversity and Civic Leadership program. This conversation will occur simultaneously with a broader discussion about funding equity for ONI’s community engagement programs taking place with our Bureau/Budget Advisory Committee (BAC).

ONI’s goals for the community conversation include:

  1. Recognizing and celebrating the amazing accomplishments of our community partner organizations;  
  2. Gathering community input to help inform deliberations within the ONI BAC and City Council on the future of the DCL program, including equitable funding, potential expansion, and making it a permanent component of the City’s civic engagement strategy.

How to learn more and provide your feedback and ideas

There are multiple opportunities how you can learn more about the "Engaging for Equity" report and provide your feedback and ideas on the future of the Diversity and Civic Leadership Program.

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities and provide language translation for persons with limited or no English.  Call Jeri Williams at 503-823-5827, TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 503-735-2900 with requests.

 


Engaging for Equity report - PDF version

PDF version of report - Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's DCL Program, 2007-2013. Note: PDF file is 9MB so downloads may be slow. Please contact Jeri Williams if you want paper version mailed to you: DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov.

Engaging for Equity report - Text format

Text version of report - Engaging for Equity: A Report on Portland's DCL Program, 2007-2013

Opportunities for your input on the future of the DCL Program

Ways that you can learn more about the "Engaging for Equity" report and provide comments on the future of the Diversity and Civic Leadership Program.