Living Cully Community Advisors. The Living Cully Community Advisors Committee was formed in 2013 to advise the work of Living Cully. Members of the committee are neighbors, community members and other interested parties. Members attend quarterly meetings of the committee as well as participate in one or more working group around specific Living Cully identified goals including affordable housing, early childhood education/childcare, and community outreach/engagement around Living Cully Plaza. Participation in the committee is voluntary.
Interested in joining? Please contact Anna Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-513-9292.
Cully Housing Action Team: CHAT! The Cully Housing Action Team! (CHAT!) is a group of Cully neighborhood residents and allies, convened by Living Cully, that is advocating and organizing to solve housing issues facing low-income residents and people of color. Issues that CHAT! is concerned about include: rising rents, landlord intimidation of renters, lack of access to affordable homeownership, unhealthy and unsafe housing conditions, and the vulnerability of Cully residents to displacement as housing becomes more expensive.
Get involved! Contact Cameron Herrington: email@example.com, 503-489-8334
Living Cully Plaza. Are you a contractor, landscaper or have a group of people who would like to help with neighborhood clean-up projects? What was formerly known as The Sugar Shack, acquired in 2015, now Living Cully Plaza, could always use more TLC and we would love your help! We are looking for volunteers to do landscaping and clean up to transform this into a neighborhood asset. Please contact Anna Gordon if you would like to arrange a group clean-up on the site or are able to offer other support for the project.
Anna Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-513-9292.
Adopt a Spot. This “park-let” lies between Hacienda’s Clara Vista Campus and the new Cully Park project along highway 30. It is a run-down area that was converted with community members and Verde’s support into a walking path, with native plantings and landscaping. This is an important path for community members heading to Sacajewea School, and to the 72nd avenue Community Garden. Help us keep it clean! Interested in helping weed and pick up trash on the site? Would you like to sign up to be a community steward?
Please contact Anna Gordon: email@example.com, 541-513-9292.
Cully Critter Cruise. The Cully Critter Cruise engages youth and families in an once a year opportunity to learn about plants, insects and birds that live in our neighborhood through neighborhood nature walks. This years’ event already took place in June. We need many volunteers for this event, or others like it- including group leaders, scientists and educators.
Please contact Anna Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-513-9292 if you are interested in getting involved!
Cully Walking Group (Foot Patrol). This group meets twice monthly to walk through the neighborhood focusing on crime prevention and safety, especially around Cully Park, and Living Cully Plaza. Interested in joining the walking group?
Please contact Maria Jimenez at Verde: email@example.com, 503-290-8570.
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteer opportunities take place on and off the construction site, and are available for individuals, corporate groups, faith groups, student and youth groups, and AmeriCorps members. To learn more about volunteering with Habitat’s projects in the Cully Neighborhood contact Marianne McClure at 503-287-9529 ext. 14 or at Marianne@habitatportlandmetro.org or visit Habitat’s volunteer page here
Volunteer with Hacienda CDC. Interested in working with youth? Hacienda CDC’s Expresiones After School Program works with youth K-9th grade on literacy, homework and enrichment activities. Volunteers help with After School Tutoring and activities at one of Hacienda’s three housing-based After School Program sites in Cully. For more information contact Jaclyn Hoy: firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-459-7608.
Volunteer with the Native American Youth and Family Center. Naya has many opportunities to volunteer, from mentoring youth to working in the garden! Please fill out the form on their website to get involved.