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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Organizations with aligned values that we have worked with in the past or are currently in collaboration with.

Cypher CURE (Creative Unity of Related Energy) is a Portland-based group of artists and educators who utilize the “cypher” (circle) tradition of hip-hop culture, as a catalyst for empowerment, self-expression, healing and building community. “We exist to awaken genius in rhythm with Mother Earth and Hiphop.”

Mission: Ascending the potential in our youth, one flow at a time. “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

The Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education is a non-profit dedicated to creating alternative media content, connecting local media makers and capacity-building amongst community groups dedicated to social justice. The organization’s mission is to amplify the work of alternative radio, print, film, and strategic media makers in the Pacific Northwest.

Arts-integrated, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed project providing audiovisual and holistic music programming for justice-involved, incarcerated, marginalized, and houseless youth in Oregon ages 14-25.  KBB is based in Portland, Oregon, and started programming in 2016 at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, and is part of the Multicultural Educational Group Support Sessions curriculum.

A collaborative group of Latino artists in the Northwest, committed to elevating community values by humanizing and invigorating shared spaces through the transformative power of public art. Our mission is to expand and include artists from Latinoamerica around the State of Oregon to provide professional development that will strengthen the artists’ integration into our local economy. In addition, we look for open spaces for exhibitions and collaborative, work as a group.

Studies have shown that arts education can decrease youth participation in high-risk behaviors and promote educational achievement. Studio Latino, Latino Network’s arts and culture after school program, aims to prevent and reduce youth and gang violence and contribute to greater student success by providing students with opportunities they may not otherwise have.

A nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission comes to life in the form of community-building, ecological restoration, and education.  Rewilding means “to return to a more wild or self-willed state.” Our goal as an organization is to provide a full-spectrum model of education and implementation—from students who come to a single introductory course, to partners of a collective using regenerative design land management principles to live off the land together.

We offer creative training programs for youth, adults and elders that use Visual Art, Storytelling, Ecology and Neurobiology to bring divided communities together. These restorative practices help change agents gain self-confidence and practical skills to imaginatively transform isolation, disconnection, alienation and violence. Our processes of working on a common art project spark connection, joy and innovation. 

An equity-driven media arts center located in Northeast Portland, Oregon. The largest community media space in the Pacific Northwest, we offer production studios and equipment, workshops, artist fellowships, a cable and online broadcast platform, and a professional media production team. We focus on telling stories underrepresented in the mainstream media.

A coalition of indigenous and non-indigenous supporters
who carry forward the fire that began at Standing Rock N.D.
in 2016 to protect our sacred water and maintain
the sovereignty of tribal nations.  

Huehca Omeyocan is an organization dedicated to promoting cultural practices of the Anahuac (Mesoamerican People of Turtle Island AKA North America)

501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to strengthening our connection with the natural world. Formed in 1991, ESC's mission is, "To encourage and support people in developing a healthy, sustainable relationship to the Earth."

PROJECT SUPPORTERS

The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition mission is to foster a community that is opportunity-rich in cultural offerings, increasing the likelihood of cultural par­ticipation among the broadest possible spectrum of county residents. RACC serves at the fiscal agency for the MCCC and contracts to provide administrative grantmaking support. More information can be found at http://multcoculturalcoalition.org.

The MHCRC advocates for and protects the public interest in the regulation and development of cable communications systems in Multnomah County and the Cities of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale and Wood Village; monitors and helps resolve cable subscribers’ concerns in these jurisdictions; and participates in the planning and implementation of community use of cable communications technologies which make use of the public right of way.

Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for close to 40 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times. Sandra is the author of twelve books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Medicine for the Earth and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life.

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