Fight childhood hunger in your neighborhood!
Learn how to start a Backpack Lunch Program at your local school
Thursday, December 12, 6-7:30pm
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
Backpack Lunch Programs send nutritious lunches home with school children in need over the weekend. Join us to hear from groups that have established these programs at Portland schools, and lean how to start one at your neighborhood school.
Information will include:
How to work with school officials to start a program
How it works
How to find volunteers
How to find resources for the project
Sponsored by Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and King Neighborhood Association
At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 4, NECN’s Land Use and Transportation Committee will host City Commissioner Steve Novick and Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat to discuss transportation priorities for our neighborhoods. Other agenda items will follow the discussion. Come get involved with this active NECN committee!
The King Neighborhood Association’s ‘Green King’ project – sponsored by NECN — is nearing completion. On Saturday, Nov. 9, volunteers added compost and scores of native plants to a strip of the King Neighborhood Facility parking lot that had been ‘depaved’ in October. The last remaining step is to install parking bumpers to keep cars from driving into the new bioswale, which will capture stormwater and naturally infiltrate it into the ground.
The project is expected to reduce flooding and standing water in the parking lot, and to provide a more healthful and beautiful environment for the King Farmers’ Market, which takes place on Sundays, May-November. Click here to donate!
On Saturday, Oct. 26, volunteers from the King neighborhood joined Depave and other partners to remove a strip of asphalt from the parking lot on the south side of King School. On Nov. 9th, volunteers will add native plants to the de-paved area.
The project — funded by the Community Watershed Stewardship Program and sponsored by NECN — is expected to alleviate flooding issues in the parking lot, which is home to the King Farmers’ Market on Sundays, May-November. Check out video of the de-paving below, and visit the Green King project online for more info.
Pitch in for the volunteer planting party on Nov. 9th, 10am-1pm, at NE 7th Ave. & Wygant St.
Panelists and community members discuss resources for brownfields redevelopment. L-R: Rep. Lew Frederick, Jenn Blidersee (BES), Stephen Green (PDC), Cassie Cohen (Groundwork Portland), Tyler Bump (BPS)
October 23, 2013 — At a public forum last night hosted by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods’ Community Economic Development Council, five panelists discussed legislation and resources aimed at supporting the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields. Brownfields are underutilized or vacant properties that are either confirmed or feared to be contaminated as a result of past use.
NECN’s Community Economic Development Council (CEDC) cordially invites you to…
Turn Brown into Green: Brownfields Development
presentation and discussion featuring State Rep. Lew Frederick
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-9:00
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, 4815 NE 7th Ave
Entrance at corner of 7th and Wygant Street, Bus lines 6 and 72
This is an event for non-profits, churches and small businesses that are interested in purchasing brownfields (potentially contaminated land) at very low cost and re-developing them into community gardens, meeting spaces, art venues, commercial spaces, low-income housing and more. Panelists will provide information about funding opportunities and examples of successful projects.
- State Representative Lew Frederick, District 43
- Tyler Bump, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)
- Jenn Bildersee, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES)
- Cassie Cohen, Groundwork Portland
- Stephen Green, Portland Development Commission
RSVP’s are requested but not required to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-388-5004
We’re gearing up for a busy month of trainings and events and we want to be sure you know about all of the upcoming opportunities! We hope to see you at some of these free activities!
Understanding Domestic Violence
Ways to Support Friends and Neighbors
Brought to you by NECN & the YWCA Social Change Program
Thursday, October 3rd
6:30pm – 8:00pm, 6pm networking & snacks
NECN Office, 4815 NE 7th Ave.