About thrive east pdx
Formally EPRC, Thrive East PDX formed in late 2020, with the two-year purpose of centering the voices of families and residents of the 13 neighborhoods to increase the capacity of neighborhoods and organizations in East Portland to build Community Resilience in response to disruptive events like the pandemic or environmental disasters. We will develop community projects and prioritize innovative ideas that benefit residents of East Portland.
Thrive East PDX is a direct action initiative that values Community Resilience planning that aligns with the advocacy, actions and activities that are in the East Portland Action Plan. All residents, community organizations and agencies are welcome to participate in the public discussion session planned for this project.
The presence and power of the voices of residents in East Portland neighborhoods is increased and expanded by these organizations.
Voting Partner Organizations
Vision Team, 60% BIPOC led by Partner association representatives. Voting Partners, 50% BIPOC led, with signed 2-year Memorandums of Understanding that guides participation.
Bookmobile Babe is dedicated to providing diverse literature to underserved communities in the metro Portland area. We have a Japanese Fire Truck Bookmobile named Scarlett that delivers free and diverse books to all ages and cultures.
We also provide programming such as story times, book discussions, and arts and crafts activities to help children express themselves.
- Christie Quinn
The purpose of CCA is to enhance the livability of the community; to establish and maintain an open, objective line of communication and relationships among the community and all interested stakeholders.
Day One Tech PDX connects technology and personal identity. We offer free services to the community and can be contracted to do culturally specific programming to provide those free services to the community.
- Benjamin Lostheart, Executive Director
East Portland Collective builds community by offering free, all-ages arts activities, education, and fun to underserved and underrepresented community members, centering the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, women/femmes, minorities, youth, parents, and individuals living within the margins of society.
This new organization is getting set up to offer free tool rentals to local homeowners, renters, businesses and community groups. We have established a location and are beginning to create a tool library that will serve East Portland residents in neighborhoods East of 82nd Ave. and North of Division.
We are looking for volunteer help of any amount, for set up and operations.
We can be reached at: EastPortlandToolLibrary@gmail.com
- Nancy Arntson, Board Chair
The Ebony Collective CDC is a small nonprofit that aims to supply resources, education
and social change that benefits the many, not just the few. We are African American-led organization, rooted in culturally specific and community-led practices and services, that lifts up youth, individuals and families to reach their full potential in the Oregon region.
The Parkrose-Argay Opportunity Coalition wants a better plan for the old K Mart site. We want a safe and healthy place for our kids to grow up, a community that is easy to walk and bike around, and development that brings success and togetherness to our community instead of causing problems and polluting our air.
- Angela Baker
- Melisa Crosby
To serve as a body in order to gather, enlighten, inform, celebrate, champion, empower, and support our Powellhurst-Gilbert neighbors, businesses, homes, schools, environment, and those invested in the neighborhood.
We devote and promote self-sufficiency through employment, education, cultural and social support and economic empowerment. We serve elders, working adult teens, and children at no charge. Special support and attention goes to recent immigrants and refugees who seek to create new lives in the United States and in the state of Oregon.
- Ali Ibrahim
The mission is to ensure that large-form, long-lived trees in every part of the
city reach their full maturity, enabling them to provide the greatest benefits to Portlanders. We do this by inspiring action to protect these trees and the space to plant new large-form trees in new development and street improvements.
The mission at Y.O.U.TH is to motivate, inspire and empower youth, family and educators to dismantle the school to prison pipeline and by challenging existing systems and structures. Y.O.U.TH is disrupting the school to prison pipeline through our #BooksNotBarsOR programming. We use tutoring, advocacy, literacy, training and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion education to create awareness on the issues that cause the school to prison pipeline and what we can do to end it.
- Imani Muhammad– Vision Team
Affiliate Participant Organizations
Participating organizations but did not sign a MOU. 35% BIPOC led.
The purpose of the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) Economic Development Subcommittee is to develop a strong business environment that strengthens existing businesses, promotes new businesses, and expands family wage jobs in East Portland.
- JR Lilly – Vision Team