ONI Main: 503-823-4519
City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
Our Disability Power PDX Materials are available in: Arabic عربي, Chinese 中文, Japanese 日本語, Laotian ລາວ, Russian Русский, Romanian Română, Somali Soomaali, Spanish Español, Ukrainian Україньска, and Vietnamese Tiếng Việt. Find them at Translated Disability Power PDX Materials or by clicking Translated Disability Power PDX materials on the left side of this page.
Do you have questions or need accommodations (like interpretation or information in another format) to complete your application? Call Joanne at 503-823-9970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What members will do in Disability Power PDX
Disability Power PDX offers training, skill building, and practical experience for people with disabilities who want to affect public policy and become more engaged in Portland communities.
Members of Disability Power PDX will participate in a series of workshops, individual learning opportunities, and meetings with local organizations to increase their knowledge of local engagement opportunities and ability to effectively engage in Portland civic life. Members will learn about disability identity and culture, accessing community resources, and navigating local and national government.
How Disability Power PDX staff will choose members
This is Portland’s only disability-centered opportunity focused on Portland’s civic and community engagement! Any skill or experience level is welcome.
We are looking for people with disabilities from all backgrounds with diverse experiences. Disability Power PDX is perfect for people who want to contribute to and stay engaged in local government and Portland’s many communities. Members will be selected based on:
1) desire to deepen and sustain engagement in groups and communities
2) commitment to building cross-disability relationships
3) experience within and across diverse communities and identities
4) desire to use what they learn to create change in government and communities
If you are someone who…
Disability Power PDX might be for you!
Disability Power PDX values
The City of Portland’s Disability Program is committed to Disability Power PDX being accessible, equitable, and actively anti-racist. As part of living these committments, during Disability Power PDX, we will practice lifting up the voices and experiences of historically underrepresented individuals and communities. We will practice challenging oppressive remarks and behaviors. We will practice accessibility and accommodation as part of our way of being in space and with each other.
Stipends, food, childcare, and transportation
To support equitable participation, each Disability Power PDX Member will receive a stipend to recognize their time and contribution to the City of Portland, and all sessions will include lunch. Childcare and transportation support will be provided upon request.
Members of Disability Power PDX must commit to participating in all of the following sessions and activities:
Thursday, February 15th 4PM-6PM DP2 Kickoff
Saturday, Feburary 24th 10AM-3PM Session 1
Saturday, March 10th 10AM-3PM Session 2
Saturday, March 24th 10AM-3PM Session 3
Saturday, April 7th 10AM-3PM Session 4
Saturday, April 21st 10AM-3PM Session 5
Saturday, April 28th 12PM-3PM Graduation
Wednesday, June 20th 10AM-11AM Presentation to City Council
After carefully reviewing the Disability Power PDX Spring 2018 Information (this document), please complete the Spring 2018 application. You can find the application in Text, PDF, and Word formats on the left hand side of this page.
Please note that you may complete our application in writing or by recording yourself responding to the application questions on audio or video. Please see the application for detailed instructions.
Save the application before filling it in!
If you are mailing or emailing your application, please be sure to save the document to your computer before filling it in. Applications cannot be completed online.
We are working on getting our Disability Power PDX information and application materials translated into: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Lao, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. If you would like to be notified when these materials are available, or would like to request materials in another language, please contact Joanne at 503-823-9970.
Screen reader users
We regret that the fillable PDF version of the application is not yet accessible to screen readers. If you use a screen reader, please use the Text Only or Word versions of the application, submit a video or audio response, or contact Joanne to complete your application over the phone or request another accommodation.