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.

Thrive Partners

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. 

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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.

https://www.eastportland.org/centennial

https://www.facebook.com/centennialcommunityassociation/

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Centennial Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) is open to folks who live, work, and/or spend time in Centennial!

www.facebook.com/CentennialNET/?ref=py_c

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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.

http://www.dotpdx.org

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Division Midway Alliance is dedicated to improving life along southeast Division Street.

https://divisionmidway.org

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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.

www.eastpdxcollective.org

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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

eastportlandtoollibrary.org

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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.

https://www.theebonycollectivecdc.org/

info@ebonycollectivecdc.org

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Growing Gardens uses the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy and equitable communities.

https://www.growing-gardens.org

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Grow Portland exists to connect the community to the natural world and healthy food by creating and supporting vibrant and productive school-based garden sites that engage the entire learning community.

https://www.growportland.org

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https://guerreraslatinas.org/

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Yoana Molina Marcial – Vision Team

Historic Parkrose is committed to increasing social equity, economic opportunity, and safety in Portland’s Parkrose district.

http://historicparkrose.com/

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Outreach to and wraparound supports for youth in East Multnomah County experiencing housing instability and homelessness; programming for LGBTQ youth, youth in foster care, and youth involved in sex trafficking.

https://newavenues.org/east

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Nutrition Garden Rx promotes urban gardens optimized for health and climate benefits with and for people with low income.

https://www.illuminatehn.com/nutrition-garden-rx

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Outgrowing Hunger cares for people by nurturing connection to nature,food, and community.

https://outgrowinghunger.org/

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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.

https://www.parkrose-argay.org/

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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.

https://www.pgpride.org

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Portland Fruit Tree Project has a mission to increase equitable access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.

https://www.portlandfruit.org/

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ROSE’s mission is to connect our community to build good homes, healthy families, and neighborhood opportunities in outer southeast Portland.

https://rosecdc.org/

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Rooted In Nature Healthcare offers un-invasive, non-medical
wholistic care with our team of experts.

https://rootedinnaturehc.wixsite.com/rootedinnaturehealth

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Building a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive together.
https://www.rosewoodinitiative.org/about
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Serendipity is a non-profit therapeutic school serving at-risk students whose complex needs prevent success in other settings.

http://www.serendipitycenter.org/

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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.

https://www.soscenter.org/

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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.

https://www.treesforlifeoregon.org/

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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.

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Affiliate Participant Organizations 

Participating organizations but did not sign a MOU. 35% BIPOC led.

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.

https://www.pearmentor.org

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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.

http://eastportlandactionplan.org

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Provide hands-on, creative experiences that encourage resilient communities.

https://www.trashforpeace.org

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