ONI Main: 503-823-4519
City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
The mission statement of the Disability Leadership Academy is designed to help people with disabilities empower themselves by teaching them personal/practical/experiential skills in order to obtain and maintain leadership roles in order to impact public policy and social change in their community with which they live.
This ambitious pilot project teaches participants with disabilities the following:
The City of Portland and local disability leaders, through the former Connecting Communities Coalition, created the Disability Leadership Academy to teach skills in order to have people with disabilities empower themselves. Historically, people with various disabilities have not had a voice. The Disability Leadership Academy wants to change that so that people with disabilities can become a powerful part of the City they call home.
This academy is meant to push people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives. For too long people with disabilities haven’t had the opportunity to be active leaders in the City. This Disability Academy looks to give many opportunities to people with disabilities to hold leadership roles to impact public policy.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) designs various workshops and trainings to help communities of color, immigrants/refugees, and people with disabilities to learn how to empower themselves in ways that can create change. ONI is committed to designing culturally sensitive, impactful, and interesting workshops/trainings meant to help marginalized groups find their voices in ways that can augment change.
PHASE ONE: Work Sessions
Phase TWO: Experiential field projects (internships) - community scan
PHASE THREE: Graduation and celebration
Please complete the application to be considered for selection. Find links to the applications in Microsoft WORD and Adobe PDF formats on the left side bar. You will be notified if you have been selected by the second week of September 2016.
Due date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Kiel Moses, Project Coordinator