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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Zumba, Sewing, Music and more!

Even though it might still look the same from the outside, Living Cully Plaza has been a hive of community activity since it was acquired by Living Cully partners in 2015. Most recently the Plaza has been home to free community classes including Zumba, free community Son Jarocho music classes, and sewing classes! Since November … Read More >

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Active Transportation Curriculum Launched at NAYA

By Holly Swendig Nestor Campos, Verde Education Coordinator,  in collaboration with OMSI and with funding from Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods grant program, developed a series of classes called PATH, Promoting Active Transportation and Health for students in Cully. The series began as nine classes and has been adapted to be taught in High Schools and … Read More >

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Cully Housing Action Team Recognized for Work on Successful Yes for Affordable Homes Campaign!

The Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT!) organized 129 volunteers to knock on doors and do outreach at community events in order to help pass Portland’s first-ever affordable housing bond, measure 26-179. Between July and election day in November, CHAT organized 7 canvasses and 9 outreach events. We knocked on over 1300 doors in Cully! The … Read More >

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Verde Adds Four Women to Landscape Crew

November 2016. Rosalia Flores, Zoemy  Tuz, Claudia Gonzalez and Manuela Interian all joined the Verde Lanscape crew as temporary on-call employees to work as a part of Verde’s social enterprise landscape crew. The majority of the work will be on the Cully Park project to help with the planting and earthscaping that is ramping up in the … Read More >

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Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park purchased by non-profit partnership with funding from Portland Housing Bureau

Preservation of affordable housing in Cully neighborhood ends threat of eviction and homelessness for residents who organized to save their homes NE KILLINGSWORTH ST, PORTLAND – Residents of the Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief after the park was purchased last week by a coalition … Read More >

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Welcome Brenna Bailey!

We have recently hired a Community Organizer for Housing Stability to begin work in the Cully Neighborhood in partnership with St. Charles Church. We welcome Brenna Bailey thanks to a generous grant from Care Oregon. Brenna will be engaging Cully residents in housing advocacy and working from the parish office. A word from Brenna Bailey- … Read More >

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Verde Participates in #EveryoneIn, A United Way Collaborative

Last Thursday, Verde, along with other local organizations, pitched ideas for a United Way collaborative called #EveryoneIn, working to bring together non-profit, startup, technology and design professionals to co-create innovative ideas to help low-income parents and communities thrive. Alan Hipolito, the director of Verde, pitched an idea called Suma, a community led, collective food purchasing … Read More >

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Critical Home Repair for Low-Income Cully Residents: Preventing displacement one home at a time

NAYA, Habitat to collaborate on home repair and weatherization projects Eron Riddle, project coordinator for the home repair and weatherization* program at the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), Cully Wx 2.0, has learned that connections and collaboration are vital to creating successful outcomes for low-income Cully homeowners. This year, Living Cully partners, NAYA … Read More >

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