By James Posey, BPI Board Chair
Truly, the Black Parent Initiative (BPI) has much to be thankful for. We are so grateful for the unwavering support of so many community members, donors and friends. Please let us take this opportunity to update you on our progress and challenges.
Continue reading Black Parent Initiative Welcomes New Board of Directors and Advisory Board
For the last few months, the Eliot Neighborhood Association board members have been participating in providing and serving dinner once a month to the residents at Walnut Park Shelter. According to the website for Multnomah County, “The Walnut Park Shelter, at 5329 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., will provide nighttime accommodations for up to 80 people, with special priority for veterans, people 55 and older, those with disabilities, and people already experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the neighborhood. The shelter will open daily at 5 p.m. and close at 7:30 a.m.” There is no kitchen available on site but the staff is friendly and the residents appreciate the meals served.
Continue reading Eliot Board Members Serving Up Meals and Providing Community at Walnut Park Shelter
If you live or work in the Eliot neighborhood, you should consider preparing for emergencies that can affect the neighborhood. The biggest risks for the area are earthquakes and pollution, both of which you can take easy steps to prepare for. Eliot also has some neighborhood-specific emergency resources worth knowing about.
Continue reading Emergency Preparations in Eliot
The Land Use and Transportation Committee’s May meeting has been canceled. LUTC’s next meeting is scheduled for June 10th at 7 pm and will be held at 120 NE Knott Street.
By Ryan Gallagher
We believe childhood should be a time of limitless exploration. There’s something magical about the wide-eyed curiosity and unbridled energy when children discover new possibilities. As caretakers of this next generation, we invest our time and resources so our kids get the opportunity to try new things, follow their interests, develop skills, and expand their horizons -not only to grow their individual abilities but to enrich their characters and forge relationships with others. It’s not about keeping them occupied or busy, it’s about finding what inspires them to be truly enthralled in an experience. All the while seeking peace-of-mind, as parents and guardians, that we’ve left them in a safe, well looked after environment until we return.
Continue reading Growing Upwards—Resources for Summer and All Year Long
By Ryan Gallagher
Did you know Irving Park is one of Portland’s oldest parks without a community-led Friends group?
That will soon to be changing, as motivated neighbors across the Irvington, Sabin, King, and Eliot neighborhoods come together to officially establish Friends of Irving Park.
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