Diversity Engagement

Diversity Engagement Resources & Assistance

People with Disabilities

The City of Portland’s Disability Program was re-established in 2006 in the Office of Neighborhood Involvement to connect, support and encourage collaborative civic engagement between the people of the disability community, neighborhoods and city government.

For more information, contact Nickole Cheron, 503.823.2036 or 503.823.6868 TTY/TDD.

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Diversity Civic Leadership Initiative

This is a capacity building program for underrepresented community-based organizations in order to increase constituent participation in the civic governance of the City. For more information, contact Jeri Williams, 503.823.5827.

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Diversity Civic Leadership Partners

The Center of Intercultural Organizing (CIO)

The CIO is a diverse, grassroots organization working to build a multiracial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights.

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NAYA Portland Youth & Elders Council

The Youth and Elders Council addresses poverty and other community issues by focusing on community solutions at four strategic areas: Community Governance and Representation, Stable Housing for the Portland Native community, Economic Security, and building an Urban Indian Community Center.

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The Urban League of Portland

The Urban League DCL Organizing Project is a capacity building project in the African American community, to maximize the African American community’s power to impact city, county and state institutions and elected bodies.

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Latino Network

Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families and communities.

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Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

The mission of IRCO is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. IRCO’s DCL program works in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, the Slavic Coalition of Oregon, African Community Coalition of Oregon, and many other mutual assistance associations.

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Elders in Action

Elders in Action is a powerful voice of older adults in the greater Portland area helping ensure seniors continue to be a vibrant part in their communities.

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