African Youth Community Organization

African Youth Community Organization (AYCO) works to empower immigrants and refugees from African and other diaspora countries. AYCO is dedicated to developing leaders and advocates in the immigrant and refugee community by utilizing education, leadership development, and civic engagement to build greater community engagement and involvement in social and political institutions. 

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Disability Rights, Immigrant Rights           

 

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon                       

Leadership: Asian / Pacific Islanders              

 

Black Parent Initiative   

Assists parents and caregivers to become and or enhance their involvement in the lives of their children. Find out about the ways in which they affect the lives of the parents of Black children in Multnomah County. Parent education is for everyone!          

Leadership: African/African, American/Black

Focus Area: Economic Justice, Workers' Rights

 

Black United Fund         

To assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's low-income communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups.           

Leadership: African/African American/Black

Focus Area: Education          

 

Coalition of Communities of Color         

The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) addresses the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities; and to organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice and prosperity.             

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Policy analysis and advocacy     

 

Community Alliance of Tenants

As Oregon's only grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) develops the leadership of low-income tenants to hold landlords and public officials accountable for unjust housing policies and practices. As rent continues to skyrocket, CAT has called for a Renter’s State of Emergency, campaigning for inclusionary zoning laws and an end to no-cause evictions and unreasonable rent increases.       

Leadership: European American/White        

Focus Area: Housing & Homelessness           

 

Hacienda CDC  

Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities.           

Leadership: Latino/Latina    

Focus Area: Housing / Economic Development         

 

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber works with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington. It achieves this through business technical assistance, leadership development, and educational asset building. Its bilingual/bicultural, business development coordinators provide start-ups and emerging businesses with the technical assistance necessary to support their financial independence. Its leadership program develops Latino leaders in our community’s private, public, and nonprofit sector, and Its educational programs support students access and pay for college. It manage the largest scholarship program for Latino students in Oregon.              

Leadership: Latino/Latina    

Focus Area: Business development, Leadership Development, Higher Education Support             

 

Immigrant and Refugee Community      

IRCO's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Education, Community Services

 

Instituto In Xocitl In Cuicatl Art and Culture        

Instituto In Xocitl In Cuicatl Art and Culture offers on-going opportunities to at-risk youth coming out of treatment or detention. Opportunities to heal through various art and cultural practices that give youth and their families a platform to grow, express themselves, and share sacred space with a broader community. Currently it is working on bringing those art and cultural practices to youth inside the local juvenile detention center to reach those most vulnerable and develop skills necessary for success.          

Leadership: Latino/Latina    

Focus Area: Youth and Education                                                   

 

Latino Network

It is a Latino-led education organization, grounded in culturally-specific practices and services, that lifts up youth and families to reach their full potential. It believes in the self-determination of the Latino community to solve our own problems. Its programs support the development of youth and adults to be agents of change in the community.    

Leadership: Latino/Latina    

Focus Area: Youth and Education                       

 

Lower Colombia Hispanic Council           

The Lower Columbia Hispanic Council is a community based organization that provides specific services to the Latinx community in Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties. As the only Latinx focused and led organization on the North Coast, LCHC works to assist their community in issues around immigration, racism, and civic engagement.      

Leadership: Latino/Latina                  

 

Momentum Alliance     

Momentum Alliance is a youth-led organization that inspires young people to realize their individual and collective power to create social change. Momentum Alliance was among the groups that successfully advocated for tuition equity for undocumented students and they continue to fight prejudice and build a regional network of young leaders working for social justice. 

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Gender Equity, Immigrant Rights, Youth and Education        

 

Native American Youth and Family Center                        

Leadership: Native American            

Focus Area: Education / Career Development           

 

Northwest Workers’ Justice Project       

The Northwest Workers’ Justice Project believes that all workers share a fundamental human right to live and labor with dignity, safety, and hope. NWJP provides legal and strategic support to low-wage workers and their organizations to protect the right to organize, secure the rights of contingent workers and immigrants, and mitigate the negative effects of free trade policies.             

Leadership: European American/White        

Focus Area: Economic Justice, Workers' Rights

 

Oregon Community Health Workers Association             

ORCHWA is the new statewide association for community health workers organizing a unified voice to empower marginalized communities and advocate for solutions to health disparities. Community Health Workers are the frontline public health workers and serve as the vital link between health/social services and the community to improve the quality and cultural competence of care.     

Leadership: African/African American/Black

Focus Area: Workers' rights

 

Oregon DREAMers        

Oregon DREAMers is a grassroots group lead by undocumented immigrant and refugee youth. The DREAMers work with community allies, including other youth, teachers, administrators and elected officials to win greater access to higher education through passage of the DREAM Act, comprehensive immigration reform and tuition equity. By providing concrete leadership and organizing opportunities to undocumented youth, Oregon DREAMers is empowering and connecting youth who have been afraid and living in the shadows for most of their lives.      

Leadership: Latino/Latina    

Focus Area: Immigrant Rights                                           

 

Portland African American Leadership Forum   

The Portland African American Leadership Forum leverages the power of our community’s combined resources to advance the vision of a connected thriving, resilient Black Community.       

Leadership: African/African, American/Black Leadership        

 

Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRi)      

For over 20 years, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives has reinvested in Portland’s neighborhoods, preserved their diversity and provided tools to help low-income Portland families and individuals achieve stability and self-sufficiency. From its original task of helping people who were unknowingly swindled out of their homes, PCRI has come a long way. Still, the challenges are constant—as is its presence as an anchor of stable, diverse and livable Portland neighborhoods.

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Affordable housing       

 

Portland Jobs with Justice          

Portland Jobs with Justice is a coalition of 90 labor, community, student, and faith-based groups who are united to defend the rights of all working people and advance social and economic justice for all members of the community. Portland Jobs with Justice engages unlikely allies to shift the balance of power so that everyone can have a decent standard of living, job security, and the right to organize

Leadership: European, American/White        

Focus Area: Economic Justice, Workers' Rights

 

Portland Leadership Foundation                           

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Leadership        

 

Portland Parent Union  

Race and income are key indicators of student achievement. PPS Parent Union is organizing low income families and families of color to advocate for policy changes in the Portland Public Schools, specifically focusing on persistent gaps in achievement and opportunity between white students and students of color.          

Leadership: African/African, American/Black

Focus Area: Youth & Education        

 

R.E.A.P.

REAP’S Mission: To proactively ignite, elevate and engage the next wave of leaders for the future now.

Leadership: Multi-Racial      

Focus Area: Leadership        

 

Self Enhancement Inc                 

Leadership: African/African American/Black

Focus Area: Education and Youth Leadership   

 

Urban League of Portland          

Established in 1945, the Urban League of Portland is one of the oldest African American service, civil rights and advocacy organizations in the area. The Urban League of Portland’s mission is to empower African Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life. Its programs include a distinctive blend of direct services, organizing, outreach, and advocacy. It offers workforce services, community health services, summer youth programming, senior services, meaningful civic engagement opportunities, and powerful advocacy.    

Leadership: African/African American/Black

Focus Area: Leadership        

 

Urban League of Portland Young Professionals

The Urban League of Portland Young Professionals (ULPDXYP) are a volunteer auxiliary of the Urban League of Portland that encourages young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. It hosts monthly professional and personal development programming for its members and connect them to the Urban League’s work in advocacy, civic engagement and workforce development. Its goal is to build a pipeline of young leaders who consider Portland and the Urban League as key contributors to their personal development and professional success.

Leadership: African/African, American/Black

Focus Area: Leadership        

 

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project  

Voz empowers day laborers to gain control over their working conditions and to exercise their power to address the social and economic injustices that immigrant workers face. Voz also educates the community about the complex forces that have pushed immigrants to come to the U.S. and the need to overcome anti-immigrant sentiment.   

Leadership: Latino/Latina    

Focus Area: Immigrant Rights                               

 

Welcome Home Coalition          

The Welcome Home Coalition (WHC) believes in a community that invests in safe, stable, affordable homes for everyone. Since August of 2014, WHC has been dedicated to building a movement to identify a solution to the affordable housing crisis with new, dedicated revenue to adequately fund critical housing programs, affordable housing development, and homeownership opportunities. European

Leadership: American/White            

Focus Area: Housing & Homelessness