Presenting the 2014 Social Justice & Civic Leadership Program Cohort

The Urban League of Portland is pleased to present our 2014 Social Justice and Civic Leadership (SJCL) cohort. The program will provide participants an opportunity to  work together throughout the year on Urban League issue campaigns. We will also cover how to impact public policy and involvement in public decision-making.  The SJCL program began with a retreat...

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The Lund Report Highlights our We Are Health Movement

The Lund Report is the first independent Web news site in Oregon dedicated to educating you about the inner workings of the healthcare industry.  They offer new perspectives about healthcare, and today published an article about our We Are Health Movement community health worker training and our Community Health Worker Hub.  It goes...

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We’re Hiring!

Want to support our mission of empowering African Americans and others to achieve equality?  Are you passionate about social justice and working to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights for all Oregonians? We’re hiring! Our Workforce Program is looking for an employment specialist. This position is perfect for a candidate...

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We Now Offer Short Term Case Management in East Multnomah County

The Urban League of Portland Seniors Program has been successfully serving seniors in North and Northeast Portland for more than 35 years.  In response to an emerging need in East Multnomah County, we are now offering short term case management to African American seniors living in East Multnomah County (82nd Ave and East, including...

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Facing Race: 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, a coalition of community organizations released Facing Race: 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity on January 15, 2014, a multi‐issue assessment of the 2013 legislative session, evaluating lawmakers’ commitment to advancing opportunity and addressing disparities affecting Oregonians of color. The report also...

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Honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

Yesterday, we learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela. There are few people in the history of our world who have had greater impact on the quest for equality and justice for disenfranchised and oppressed people worldwide than the former resident of  both the infamous prison on Robben Island and...

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First Annual Community Shred Event: A Success

On Saturday, November 23rd, the Urban League of Portland held its first ever community shred event.  Urban League of Portland staff, Young Professionals, and other volunteers gathered at our offices at 10 N Russell to help our community prevent fraud, protect their identities, and recycle.  A mobile shredding unit from...

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We Celebrate Spirit of Portland Awardee Midge Purcell

The Spirit of Portland Awards recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community, but who have also gone above and beyond a dedication to civic engagement in order to make a...

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