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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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The Summer Youth Experience

Photo of Summer Youth Experience attendees, 2017

Are you a young Black man who wants to build your skills, network, résumé, and community?
Join us for the Summer Youth Experience.

The Summer Youth Experience is a supplement to SummerWorks. If you participate in this program every Friday during your internship you will join other Black young men at locations such as Nike, Intel, Wieden + Kennedy, and ZGF Architects.

There you will experience what it is like to be a designer for Nike, an engineer for Intel, or an Architect at ZGF.

You will also lead your community by identifying an issue critical to Black success, creating solutions to that issue, and organizing a community event to solve join the movement towards resolving that issue.

Registration Instructions:

1. Complete your SummerWorks Application here:

2. Designate CJ Robbins ( as someone who can view your application status so we can support you through the application process and contact you with next steps about our first session in July!