FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1st 2017
Contact: Joanne Johnson, 503-823-9970
City of Portland’s Disability Power PDX is Now Accepting Applications
PORTLAND, OR – The City of Portland’s Disability Program is now accepting applications for their 2018 Disability Power PDX. This is Portland’s only disability-centered opportunity focused on Portland’s civic and community engagement.
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’s communities.
Members of Disability Power PDX will participate in a series of workshops, individual learning opportunities, and meetings with local organizations to deepen 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. Any skill or experience level is welcome.
To support equitable participation, Disability Power PDX members 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.
To apply, individuals should complete the Disability Power PDX Application available online or by phone. Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 4th 2017.
More information about Disability Power PDX, including ways to apply, can be found at www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/disabilitypowerpdx or by contacting Joanne Johnson at 503-823-9970.