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Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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From Neighborhood Association System to Participatory Democracy: Broadening and Deepening Public Involvement in Portland, Oregon

This article provides background on Portland's community engagement system, describes the 2005-06 system review--known as Community Connect--and resulting new programs, and shares important lessons learned. (Published in Nat'l Civic Review, Sum. 2009)

History of DCL program budget and grant funding

History of Diversity and Civic Leadership Program budget and grant funding by fiscal year from FY06-07 through FY14-15.

Quantitative measures summary of DCL program

Summary of quantitative measures for Diversity and Civic Leadership program.

Request for Proposals - August 6, 2007, Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project

RFP for Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project, August 6, 2007 - RFP for soliciting proposals from community organizations to develop leadership and organizational capacity in communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities.

Request for Proposals - December 6, 2006, Diversity and Civic Leadership Academy

Request for Proposals for Diversity and Civic Leadership Academy, Dec. 6, 2006- the original RFP for soliciting proposals from community organizations to develop leadership training program for communities of color, immigrant, and refugee communities.

Timeline of Oregon and U.S. Racial, Immigration and Educational History

Looking Back in Order to Move Forward, An Often Untold History Affecting Oregon's Past, Present, and Future. Compiled by Elaine Rector, Coaching for Educational Equity, May 16, 2010.