Portland is a City that likes to plan. And, it likes to have lots of meetings when it plans. At least 3 planning processes are getting started that will affect the future of Eliot. Each will require involvement of the Eliot Neighborhood Association as well as participation from Eliot neighbors. The three are:
The Volunteers of America Men’s Residential Center (MRC) is again offering their Al Forthan Memorial Recovery Scholarship. Eight scholarships, totaling $9,500, will be awarded in May 2010 to Portland-area graduating high school seniors.
Registration for the extraordinarily popular Solarize Northeast project closes April 15. Solarize Northeast is a volunteer-driven, community-based volume purchasing project for solar electric panels organized by the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. More than 600 homeowners have already signed up for the opportunity to purchase solar panels at a 35% discount from market rates.
The Eliot Neighborhood Association and Boise-Eliot School are about to begin the Eliot Oral History Project! This project will bring Boise-Eliot middle school students together with Eliot residents to listen and record their stories and piece together an oral history and walking tours of the neighborhood.
Ride Connection is recruiting volunteer drivers to serve the Eliot Neighborhood and beyond. The volunteer driver’s role is to provide necessary transportation services to older adults and people with disabilities in the tri-county area who are unable to drive and access public transportation for various needs, often for life-sustaining purposes.