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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

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

Diversity and Civic Leadership

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The Diversity and Civic Leadership seeks to provide community engagement services primarily benefiting African-American, Latinx, Native American, and Immigrant and Refugee communities including, but not limited to, African, Slavic, Asian and Pacific Islander, and pan-immigrant/refugee communities. Partnering organizations develop and implement a capacity building program for community-based organizations to provide community engagement services for communities of color, immigrants and refugees committed to the program’s goals to:

  • Broaden diverse participation in the governance of the City,
  • Expand organizational capacity to strengthen community organizing, organizational and leadership development, and communications structures to be effective advocates for their communities, and
  • Improve the livability and sense of pride in one’s communities with a focus on communities of color, immigrants and refugees.