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Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

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  1. Sep 11

    Southeast Uplift Newsletter September 2018

    Welcome Christina Estime; Addressing Diesel Emissions; Parks Replacement Bond Update; and more!

  2. Sep 7

    The new Public Campaign Finance Commission (a.k.a. Open and Accountable Elections Commission) is seeking members

    To apply, please fill out the application form available at and submit it to mail to: First round of review will be October 1. You may submit applications after October 1.

  3. Sep 6

    Public input sought on range of options for an earthquake-ready Burnside Bridge

    An online open house is open through September 30 at Two in-person open houses are scheduled: Thursday, September 13, 5 – 7 pm, 43 SW Naito Parkway and Tuesday, September 25, 5 – 7 pm, 11 NE Martin Luther King Jr

  4. Aug 31

  5. Aug 23

    Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) is accepting proposals for 2019 community projects

    Community & Civic Engagement Small Grants Application is Now Available! Project Proposals Due: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by 4:00 PM

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Community & Civic Life

Community & Civic Life

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  • Throw back Thursday: bulletin board at the HUB, our Crime Prevention office on East Burnside featuring newspaper articles and pictures of Civic Life staff being their awesome selves! Featured board items include: “Hello East Portland, from Crime Prevention”, Paint the Town Green Poster, Sustainable Southeast Map, “Teaching Your Children Personal Safety”, and some staff photos!
#throwbackthursday #promote_the_common_good #community_civic_life #civicgraffiti #civic_crimeprevention
  • Civic Life Updates September 18:
Talking about our Graffiti Program and the Kenton Women’s Village  photographs: 1) volunteers during the 2018 Earth Day clean-up. Photo by 2) numbers for Graffiti community events and volunteerism for 2017-18. 3) Kenton Women’s Village photo credit @multnomahcounty .
Read the complete issue online: link in bio. #civiclife #promote_the_common_good #cityofportland #civicgraffiti #community_civic_life
  • “Our survival skills are our superpower!”
The second Community Listening Session for Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities was held on August 31 at our East Portland Community Office. The disability awareness event was about sharing experiences and creating networks within the refugee disability community. Participants of this project were excited to continue building relationships and about sharing their stories. Disability culture is beautiful! 
Thank you to the Disability Art and Culture Project for sponsoring and congratulations to Saara Hirsi and Abdi Mohamed (graduates of the Civic Life Disability Power PDX Program) for hosting this amazing event. .
#disabiltypowerpdx #dacp #civiclife #promote_the_common_good
  • Read the latest issue of Civic Life Updates! This week we’re introducing a new “Team-Based model for the Crime Prevention Program”. The new model aims to better serve the needs of community and evolve our program into a more efficient way of providing services, resources, and trainings. Click the Link in bio to the complete issue...
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  • #Repost @mycommission with @get_repost
The Multnomah Youth Commission is excited to paint the first asphalt pathway painting at Vance Park in the Rockwood neighborhood. Using the community input we gathered at the first two art nights, our team has developed an art design that will be implemented on the asphalt pathway in Vance Park! We hope to bring the Rockwood neighborhood together and build community, connections and creativity. Swipe to see flyer translations.

WHAT: We want your help! We invite you to join us to paint the first asphalt pathway painting at Vance Park in Gresham!

WHO: This is a youth led-event aimed at all members of the Rockwood community. No art experience required. Everyone is welcome! We will have a variety of activities for all ages, games, raffles, prizes, life size games and free food from local community vendors!

WHEN & WHERE: The painting and community celebration will take place at Vance Park (1400 SE 182nd, Portland, Oregon 97233) on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 2-6pm.
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  • Civic Life staff along with OEHR and the Office of Government Relations hosted the African Youth Delegations sponsored by World Oregon. 23 visitors from Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Gabon! Topics covered: keeping Portland weird, dogs on leash, tattoos, and our love of food!
#cityofportland #civiclife #promote_the_common_good #cityofroses
  • Some National Night Out fun and enjoying some delicious (free!) @fiftylicks ice-cream at the Rose City Park festivities! Thank you to all the community members for coming out in support of this amazing tradition!#civicnno2018 #nationalnightout #nationalnightout2018 #imirj
  • 2018 National Night Out has begun! National Nigh Out is a tradition that brings communities together and fosters new connections. Find a party to attend! Link in bio.
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  • Check out our cool new door signage! .
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  • Did you know that the Office of Community & Civic Life logo is abstract, lively and represents the intangible aspects of our work! .
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