Hacienda Seeks Community Input on the Living Cully Plaza Development Project

We were so grateful to the community leaders who joined us last Friday, Oct. 6th to provide feedback on an early design for the Living Cully Plaza Development project. Hacienda CDC, one of the Living Cully Partners, recently purchased Living Cully Plaza with plans to build a new mixed-use development starting in Spring 2019. The … Read More >

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We Did It! Thanks for Supporting the “Let Us Build Cully Park” Crowdfunding Campaign!

We are so grateful to the community members who helped us raise $76,785 for Cully Park, surpassing our early fall crowdfunding campaign goal of $75,000. Cully Park construction is on track to complete phase one later this fall. We will then allow time for plantings to establish roots, and open the park to the public … Read More >

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Community Spotlight: Velia Mendoza and the Neighborhood Walking Group

Velia Mendoza has lived in Cully since 2014, and ever since moving here she has been an active leader in the community. She participates in ABC (Andando en Biciletas en Cully/Riding Bikes in Cully), volunteers at Rigler Elementary School where her daughter goes to school, and currently leads the neighborhood-walking group with her friends Guadalupe … Read More >

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Living Cully Community Energy Plan Update

Prepared by Dat Huynh Since 2016, it is recognized that high utility bills are burdens for low-income families, especially during the winter time in the Cully neighborhood. A recent study was done by Portland State University and the Energy Trust of Oregon presents that a household’s energy costs per square foot are likely increased with … Read More >

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Cully Critter Cruise at Cully Park

Written By Alix Danielson, Portland State University As a Professional Science Master student in the Environmental Science and Management Department, I am exploring the different ways people engage with nature. This focus drew me to a local partnership of organizations working on a community event at a new Northeast Portland park—the Cully Critter Cruise. The … Read More >

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Community Caring Day at the Oak Leaf

Volunteers and folks from Living Cully, St. Charles Church, St Vincent De Paul and Habitat for Humanity came out and helped residents with some spring cleaning. Jobs included deconstructing mobile homes and unsafe or unnecessary structures, helping residents clean out their homes and space as well as yard work. We filled up dumpsters of debris … Read More >

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Living Cully and Portland State Partner in Arts Capstone Project

By David Platt   Living Cully is working in partnership with the Portland State University Capstone Program to integrate local arts into community development efforts. A diverse community of students has come together to create public art resources that build new relationships between neighborhood artists, and the Living Cully nonprofit alliance. Students have begun to … Read More >

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Employment Needs in Cully

Portland State sociologists, in partnership with Living Cully and Verde, will be conducting research on the unmet employment needs of people in the Cully neighborhood. To better understand these needs, PSU researchers will be out in the Cully neighborhood holding brief 5 to 10 minute interviews with low-income residents. The interviews will discuss resident’s ideal … Read More >

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