April e - n e w s
Celebrate New Year in the Park April 27!
This all day cultural festival in Glenhaven Park on 82nd Ave. highlights Southeast Asian communities and fosters greater understanding and appreciation among various Southeast Asian and greater Portland communities. All can enjoy dance and music performances, food, games, cultural crafts and activities, vendor booths, and more. New Year in the Park is one of five 2019 Civic Engagement grantees. Read more.    
Spring Reduce and Recycle Clean Up Events
Around Earth Day v olunteers and organizations join forces to host clean up events for convenient and affordable disposal--reducing and recycling household type items. It's also a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Some of the events include reuse options. For information on dates, locations, and what materials are accepted at each event- Read more.    
Cully-based Orgs Exploring Tool to Prevent Displacement
A coalition of responsive organizations working with communities of color and low income residents in Cully is exploring a community controlled Tax Increment District. The coalition seeks to address the disparities of communities most vulnerable to being priced out by market forces and to foster local solutions for economic inclusion . Read more.    
Code Change Project: What Civic Life Heard from Communities
April 30th-Save the date!   Join Civic Life to share and reflect on what the bureau learned thus far in the Gathering Perspectives and Adding Voices phase of the Code Change Project. The sharing out event is also a great opportunity for different communities and groups to connect and meet with each other.
Help your community and be compensated. Census data is gathered every 10 years to determine your representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 census!

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