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November/December 2018 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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CAPO Newsletter – November/December 2018
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Provocative Questions Are Back!

We hosted our Provocative Questions Symposium in 2016, which brought nationally renowned speakers to Portland to share research, program models, and methods that ease the effects of poverty and improve outcomes that end poverty.  Would you join us and continue the discussion?

In the coming months, you can revisit the six Provocative Questions, where we asked about biases and beliefs, about your work, and about the people you serve. Join our exploration of new and effective methods to fight poverty and better serve those living in it....

Financial Training Available for Families, Individuals, and Frontline Staff

Innovative Changes (IC$) has recently joined forces with CASA of Oregon to bring financial training to those who are not served by the mainstream financial institutions.  IC$ focuses on community development and capability empowerment through small dollar loans, financial education, access to credit building techniques and asset-building opportunities – see newsletter from info on training topics.

High School Senior Launches Mobile Hygiene Project

Claire Adams, a South Salem High School senior and United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley board member, is spearheading a project to bring a mobile hygiene unit to Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.  This trailer would provide shower facilities, helping improve health (physical and mental), job seeking, and more for those experiencing homelessness – view video.

Breaking Ground - 18th Street Development

On October 11, Community Action Team, Inc. (CAT) in St. Helens hosted a gathering of local and state officials, planners, project funders, building professionals, and interested citizens to celebrate the ground breaking of the new 18th Street Development, a 16-unit multifamily affordable housing complex.

This long-awaited housing solution will comprise sixteen small units, with a total project cost of $1.633 million. The development is slated to be completed by June 2019, and fully occupied by August 2019 – read full story.

BoardSource - a Great Resource for Your Organization!

BoardSource and its global network of leaders represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the social sector.  We are committed to providing support that is relevant and accessible to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus.

Check out this resource full of information for non-profit governance, board and staff leadership.

Additional Items

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  • Leadership Lunch Focuses on Affordable Housing, Community Action of Washington County
  • Housing Campaign and Resource, Opportunity Starts at Home
  • November Housing Stability Council Meeting
  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Job Openings
  • Training Opportunities

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