North Portland Senior Services Has a New Home!

North Portland Senior Services (a partnership of the Hollywood Senior Center and the Urban League of Portland) has moved. Beginning November 1st, our new office and activity space is located at the Charles Jordan Community Center (9009 N. Foss). The new phone number for this location is 971.285.6939. OUR WALK-IN OFFICE HOURS ARE:...

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We Joined Portland Parks & Rec to Break Ground at the New Dawson Park

Members of the Portland community gathered at Dawson Park on Thursday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the start of construction to restore the park as a key community gathering space while honoring its rich African-American history. The $2.6 million renovation project will make the park more welcoming and...

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The Urban League of Portland Welcomes Four New Board Members

We recently announced the addition of four new board members to our organization.  “We are excited to welcome these committed, talented board members to the Urban League,” said Michael Alexander, CEO of the Urban League of Portland. “Our board is critical to the success of our organization and to our...

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Want to Work for the Urban League? We’re Hiring!

          The Urban League of Portland is looking for an outstanding Chief Financial Officer. Read the Chief Financial Officer position description here. We’re also looking for a temporary Family Stability Specialist under our Workforce program. Read the position description here. To apply, send a resume and cover letter...

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Celebrating Our Successful 2013 Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner

On September 24th, the Urban League of Portland held its annual Equal Opportunity Day Awards Dinner with more than 700 individuals in attendance. The dinner and program, sponsored by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, was supported by over 60 sponsor organizations. Funds raised at this event surpassed last...

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Amber Starks: Empowerment Advocate

Amber Starks is  a model, a business owner,  and hair braider who’s a proud champion of natural hair.  Amber is also a leader and advocate who fought– successfully– to change Oregon law to increase economic opportunity for people who practice traditional natural haircare, focusing on the braiding, weaving and locking of...

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Have you seen our archives?

In 2007, the Urban League of Portland selected the Oregon State University Libraries as the repository for our historical records. The records placed at OSU document the administration and programs of the Urban League of Portland since its establishment in 1945. The Records include correspondence, reports and publications, meeting minutes,...

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Urban Seniors on the Move

A recent article in the Portland Observer detailed the Urban League of Portland’s Multicultural Senior Center‘s new Walk with Ease program. The six week program, designed to reduce pain, increase balance and strength, and improve overall health, kicked off this month with a walk at the Lloyd Center.  The program, which...

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