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Interview with Carol Smith: A Workforce Program Success Story

Soon after Carol Adrianne Smith arrived in Portland, she took action to get involved in the community. After moving to the area with plans to apply to Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) graduate program, the Long Island, NY native reached out to the local NAACP chapter to find opportunities...

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2014 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner: A Success

On Tuesday, October 7th 2014, the Urban League of Portland held its annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner with nearly 600 of our members, supporters, and partners in attendance. The dinner and program, presented by the University of Oregon, was supported by over 50 sponsor organizations and highlighted education in Oregon and...

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Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner: 10/07/14

The Urban League of Portland 2014 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner Tuesday, October 7th at 5:30 p.m. Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland, Oregon 97232   The evening will feature live music by famed saxophonist Mike Phillips, a cocktail hour, dinner, awards ceremony and the opportunity...

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Check out StateofBlackOregon.org

Earlier this year, we were proud to announce a statewide endeavor to connect, engage, and tell the story of Black Oregon for the production of the 2014 State of Black Oregon publication, a multi-disciplinary report to improve the experience and understanding of Black life in Oregon. The 2009 State of Black...

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Michael Alexander Speaks about the State of Black Oregon

Last week, our President and CEO was a guest on Comcast’s Newsmaker’s with Ken Ackerman.  He’s speaking about the upcoming State of Black Oregon report, set to be released at the end of 2014. The report covers the five years since our last State of Black Oregon report was released,...

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The Fight for Justice Continues

“Justice delayed is justice denied. They should not stall, and we will not wait.” “This morning, the nation’s leading civil rights and social justice organizations – including the National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and National Bar Association – will join the...

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Urban League Seniors Are Happy!

Our Multicultural Senior Center is open year round on weekdays, and provides a space for seniors to engage in daily activities and enjoy a hot lunch provided by the Meals on Wheels People. During weekdays, we offer activities and daily meals to dozens of seniors. Our activities program continues to innovate new ways to empower...

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Want to Serve Our Community? Volunteer with us!

We are looking for committed volunteers to help with the following: The State of Black Oregon is looking for a volunteer for a few hours this week in our Urban League Offices. The position is largely clerical: about an hour of copying and collating as well as reviewing data entry...

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Urban League of Portland to honor Portland educator Charlene Williams at annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner

Join us on October 7, 2014 at the Urban League of Portland’s annual Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner as we recognize outstanding Portland educator Charlene Williams. Charlene Williams Charlene has more than fifteen years’ experience in the field of education including multiple leadership roles throughout her career. She has worked in...

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