Exploring Economic Development Panel Speaker Event

How Do Current Governmental Policies Set the Stage for Neighborhood Economic Development Work and Provide Community Benefits?


Join us to hear from a panel of experts how current state, regional and city policies shape neighborhood-level economic development and translate into community benefits. 


When:  Wednesday, February 1st Networking and Refreshments 6:30pm;


                Program 7pm – 9pm


Where: Kiernan Community Center, St. Andrew Catholic Church,


                806 NE Alberta, Portland. 


Panel Speakers include:



  • Karen Wilde Goddin, Managing Director of the Business, Innovation and Trade Division, Oregon Business Development Department


  • Charles A. Wilhoite, Commissioner, Portland Development Commission and Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates.


  • John R. Williams, Deputy Director – Planning and Development, Metro


  • Rey Espa

Buildings and Learning: An In-Depth Look at Portland Public Schools

You’re invited: Take a close look at our buildings


January 24, 2012



A series of public sessions from January through March offer a detailed look at Portland Public Schools buildings  covering finances, maintenance, seismic stability and more.


PPS is holding the sessions to help parents, students, neighbors and community leaders learn more about the district’s facilities.

The effort is part of the district’s and its community partner’s work to create a long-range facilities plan.


Schedule and descriptions


All sessions are at 7 p.m. (Download the schedule

The sessions, organized by topic, are:

Featured in PPS PulseTour of Rosa Parks ” January 24, 7 p.m., Rosa Parks Elementary School

Architect John Weekes leads a tour of the newest school in Portland Public Schools. Rosa Parks was designed for and enjoys active community. It has flexible common spaces for each cluster of classrooms, a dedicated space for parents near the front door and building innovations to reduce energy use.



The Inside Story on PPS Maintenance ” January 25, 7 p.m., Grant High School

PPS Director of Facilities Tony Magliano details whats involved to protect the health and safety of students and maintain an adequate learning environment. Topics include roofs, electrical systems and heating systems as well as the process for identifying maintenance priorities.



Buildings & Learning 101 ” January 26, 7 p.m., Madison High School

PPS Chief Operating Officer C.J. Sylvester and Director of Facilities Tony Magliano report on the condition of school district buildings, talk about research on the relationship between building conditions and student achievement, and provide an overview of seismic, accessibility and related financial issues, as well as answer questions.



Buildings & Learning 101 ” February 2, 7 p.m. Wilson High School

PPS Chief Operating Officer C.J. Sylvester and Director of Facilities Tony Magliano report on the condition of school district buildings, talk about research on the relationship between building conditions and student achievement, and provide an overview of seismic, accessibility and related financial issues, as well as answer questions.



School Funding and Finance ” February 7, 7 p.m., Blanchard Education Service Center

PPS Deputy Chief Financial Officer David Wynde deciphers the state school funding formula, explain the difference between capital funds and operating funds, and answer questions about school budgets and financial matters.



Buildings & Learning 101 ” February 8, 7 p.m., Jefferson High School  Middle College for Advanced Studies

PPS Chief Operating Officer C.J. Sylvester and Director of Facilities Tony Magliano report on the condition of school district buildings, talk about research on the relationship between building conditions and student achievement, and provide an overview of seismic, accessibility and related financial issues, as well as answer questions.



Green Schools ” February 23, 7 p.m., Vernon PK-8 School

PPS Resource Conservation Specialist Nancy Bond and Energy Specialist Jeff Hamman will talk about whats being done and what is planned to make our schools more environmentally sustainable.



Buildings & Learning 101 ” February 29, 7 p.m., Franklin High School

PPS Chief Operating Officer C.J. Sylvester and Director of Facilities Tony Magliano report on the condition of school district buildings, talk about research on the relationship between building conditions and student achievement, and provide an overview of seismic, accessibility and related financial issues, as well as answer questions.



Earthquakes and Schools ” March 14, 7 p.m., Blanchard Education Service Center

Learn about seismic activity in our region, implications for older buildings, seismic work accomplished with the PPS 1995 bond measure and additional work that needs to be done.



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NECN Awards $33,469 in Grants for 2012

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Awards $33,469 in Grants for Diverse, Community-driven Projects


Portland, OR  Mobile vendors supplying food deserts with healthy, affordable meals, spring break programs pairing sixth-grade girls with high-school mentors and a food and culture festival highlighting senior hunger are just three of sixteen innovative projects funded by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Small Grant Program in 2012.


 


With a goal of building livable, equitable and sustainable neighborhoods and communities for all, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement allocated funds to NECN for two funding categories: Neighborhood Small Grants as well as for Graffiti Abatement Projects. The Coalition received fourty-four proposals, with requests totaling $123,921.


 


With the support of Commissioner Amanda Fritz, NECN incorporated economic development as a funding priority this year. Both Oregon Outreachs certified nursing assistant job training program and Port Citys creation of a micro-enterprise, training adults with developmental disabilities to remove graffiti on businesses on N Williams Avenue fit into this category.


 


The following projects are excellent examples of how people in inner north and northeast Portland are working together to improve the quality of our neighborhoods by building community, increasing volunteer capacity and forging new organizational partnerships. Please follow this link to information about projects funded in 2012.


 


 

Interrupting Racism for Everyday Living

INTERRUPTING RACISM FOR EVERYDAY LIVING – FEB 2012






This interactive actionshop will explore what we can do when racism arises in our everyday lives – at the grocery store, at a family gathering, in our neighborhood or workplace. Come ready to learn three tools for interrupting racism and practice-practice-practice!


Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided. For accessibility information please contact us.


For details on this training, including how to register, please see Resolutions Northwest webpage at www.resolutionsnorthwest.org or click here.


Cost


The market rate for this training is $100 per person. We are offering a sliding scale in an effort to make it accessible and to build community capacity. If you like our work and want to support what we do, please consider paying the full fee if you are able. No one turned away for lack of funds. Please choose a fee you are comfortable paying or contact us to make other arrangements.


 




February 11th, 2012 8:30 AM   through   12:30 PM




1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97213
United States



Phone: 503-595-4890 
Email: info@resolutionsnorthwest.org

Speaker Series: A Framework for Economic Development in N/NE Portland

Join the NECN Community Economic Development Council for:


A Framework for Community Economic Development in N/NE Portland


 


Learn how current state, regional and city policies shape neighborhood-level community economic development. Panelists will address how governmental policies and programs set the stage for community work and translate into community benefits.  


 


Join us on Wednesday, February 1st at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta, Portland. Doors open at 6:30pm for networking and refreshments with the program from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.


 


Panel Speakers include:



  • Karen Wilde Goddin, Managing Director of the Business, Innovation and Trade Division, Oregon Business Development Department
  • Charles A. Wilhoite, Commissioner, Portland Development Commission and Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates.
  • John R. Williams, Deputy Director – Planning and Development, Metro
  • Rey Espa

NECN Celebrates Solar, Aviary Re-opening, 2011 Accomplishments

Imagine
government, business and community leaders coming together on at a festive
Saturday night dinner event to celebrate community-driven initiatives and
innovative partnerships. The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is
holding just such a unique, sold-out event to celebrate NECNs 2011
accomplishments and to launch Solarize Northeast Portland II.

This
event is to honor our history of community members working together to address
community needs in the best possible way. Carrying on the tradition of Edna
Roberts, NECN continues to bring people together in the metaphoric living room
of Northeast Portland, explains Paige Coleman, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
Executive Director.


The
sold-out Here Comes the Sun event will be held on Saturday, January 7th at
Umpqua Bank Alberta and Aviary restaurant. Due to the overwhelming
response, NECN has added a third component to the evening’s program- an after-dinner
cocktail party at the Aviary restaurant from 9:30-11:00pm.
This no-host bar
event will be open to the public with an opportunity to network and
celebrate. 


The
night’s program begins at Umpqua Bank to highlight NECNs work in the community
including its Solarize NE II.  Guest speakers include Mayor Sam Adams,
Commissioner Amanda Fritz, John Patterson Owner and President of Mr. Sun Solar,
Chris Lopez NECN Board President, and David Sweet NECN Board Member and
Solarize NE II Committee Member.  We are thrilled to host NECN and
celebrate their accomplishments, stated Robert W. Cross Store Manager of
Umpqua Bank Alberta and President Elect of Solar Oregon, They do important,
necessary work for our community. Event sponsors include: Solar World, Neil
Kelly, Mr. Sun Solar, Umpqua Bank, Port of Portland, Enphase Energy, Pacific
Power, Platt Electric and New Seasons Market.

The
evening transitions to Aviary restaurant for a multi-course dinner be attended
by local politicians, business, community, and sustainability leaders from
Northeast Portland.  A focal point will be discussion surrounding
renewable energy as NECN brings Solarize NE II to the neighborhoods. 
This is an effort designed to bring clean energy to our stakeholders, said
David Sweet NECN Board Member, we are fortunate to have strong partners involved
with this effort.  NECN Solarize NE partners are Mr. Sun Solar, Solar
Oregon, City of Portland/Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Umpqua
Bank.


The
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), an independent 501c3 nonprofit
organization, is dedicated to advancing livability of inner North and Northeast
Portland Neighborhoods through highly inclusive civic engagement, leadership,
issue advocacy and community initiatives. Since 1975, NECN effectively serves
as one of seven district coalitions in the Portland Community and
Neighborhood Involvement System.
Www.necoalition.org