Albina Library Redesign to hold Public Comment meeting online September 8, 6:00 pm

As you may know, the most recent Library Bond included a redesign of the Albina Library at 216 NE Knott St (property extends to Russell St). The Albina Library redesign process has been going on for over a year and their next meeting is September 8th at 6:00pm Zoom meeting (link).

here is a rendering from the Russell St side. More information and renderings in the slide deck below

You can see the slides they presented last Monday at the ENA Board meeting below.

Second Career Fair being hosted at Dawson Park September 6 10am-12pm

On Tuesday, August 2, the Eliot Neighborhood association, the Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church and Cascadia Behavioral Health held a resource and job fair in Dawson Park.  The event was supported by a grant from the City of Portland Office of Civic Life. Eleven employers including Amazon, Dave’s Killer Bread and Legacy were there in addition to resources such as WorkSource, Voc Rehab and Free Geek, who were distributing free laptops. Cascadia provided hygiene kits and the church distrusted food boxes as well as fresh grilled sausages. It was a very successful event, bringing the community together to meet the needs of the people in the neighborhood. We also held a raffle for 10 $25 Fred Meyer gift cards.

We will have another fair on Tuesday September 6 from 10-12.

the environment at the first job fair

Events in Eliot this week: Career Fair Tuesday Morning, Rodney Block Parties Saturday and Sunday Afternoon

Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park 10-12am Tueaday: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others. More information

Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others

Block Parties in Eliot: Sat Aug 6th & Sun Aug 7th
2-5pm

Saturday Aug 6th: NE Rodney Ave and NE Knott St

Sunday Aug 7th: NE Rodney Ave and NE Ivy St

Career Fair being hosted at Dawson Park Aug 2 10am-12pm

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Job Fair featuring these expected employers is happening in Eliot at Dawson Park: Volunteers of America, OHSU Dental Clinic, Randstad Staffing, John Deere, ServiceMaster, The Rebuilding Center, Cascadia Behavioral Health, Marquis Care Center, UR Billing Solutions, UPS, Express Employment and possibly others

August 2nd 10am-12pm. See flyer below for more details

Urban Forestry Focus Group at Dishman June 9th

Researchers at Portland State University are conducting a focus group study to understand use, barriers to use, and knowledge about health benefits from parks, natural areas and forests in Portland, and the use of nature prescriptions for cardiac rehabilitation.

No prior knowledge or experience necessary

The focus groups will be conducted in-person at a community center close to your neighborhood and will be for 90 minutes. You will receive a Fred Meyer gift card of $40 for participating.

Receive $40 Gift Card

A focus group will be held June 9th at Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott Street, Portland, OR, 97212 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

If you are interested in participating, please email researchgreenspace@gmail.com. Please sign up by June 6th to participate.

Eliot Neighborhood Safety Collaborative Meeting – May 24th 6pm

Dear Eliot Neighbors,

We would like to invite you to a Community Safety Discussion and Working Session on Tuesday, May 24, from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Some of you may have attended an in-person listening session on March 30, facilitated by Lisa Freeman of the Community Safety Division and Andre Miller of Jo Ann Hardesty’s office (see meeting notes attached). There was a lot of momentum and energy at that event that we would like to carry forward.

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Albina Soul Walk—Experience a Tour of the History of Musicians and Clubs Eliot  

From Albina Music Trust website

The late 20th century was a vibrant time for music in Albina. From the roots of gospel, blues, and jazz sprang new forms of soul, funk, disco, and electrified R&B.

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Transition Projects: From Homelessness to Housing

By Kiley Yuthas

Transition Projects exists to help those experiencing homelessness transition successfully into housing. Founded in 1969, we operate out of 14 Metro-area locations, enabling our team of over 350 employees to assist 10,000 people each year through programs designed to help people survive the streets, find housing, and retain their housing.

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Open Signal’s Director of Equity Wins National Award

By Daniela Serna

Open Signal’s Elisa Barrios has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Emerging Leader Award from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), the national organization for community media centers. One of four awards delivered each year by the ACM, the Emerging Leader Award recognizes a professional under 40 years of age, working in the field of community media, who embodies the values of building community through media on a consistent basis.

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Fall letter from the Co-Chairs

By Allan Rudwick and Jimmy Wilson

The Eliot Neighborhood Association board has been working via Zoom for two years due to the pandemic. The existing board has been serving for two years and has been working hard.

We signed on to a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation over a proposed highway widening in our neighborhood. We have also been working to improve air quality from the large number of diesel trucks that drive through our community. We continue to be a forum for a number of community livability concerns. We have stepped up to host the Dawson Park Concerts, and we could use your help.

The more energetic and engaged citizens that are part of the board, the more we can accomplish. Our meetings are open to the public, and commitment starts at two hours per month. Come check us out.

The rainy season returns! Adopt your neighborhood storm drain and help prevent street flooding

By Hannah Schafer

After an exceptionally dry summer, we’re celebrating the return of rain to Portland this weekend, and with it the return of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) adopt a storm drain program.

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Randall Children’s Hospital opens new Family Birth Center

By Kristin Whitney

Generous community and employee donors raised close to $1 million to support the new Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital. Photo courtesy Kristin Whitney

On July 7, Legacy Health announced the opening of a new Family Birth Center at Randall Children’s Hospital, the most ambitious center of its kind in a generation and the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art birth center in Oregon. 

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