Local volunteer Christy Hagman and Mamas Help Mamas organized a free swap of baby stuff and other essentials last Saturday!
Over 200 people came out and had the opportunity to get free goods for their families!
The Snowman Foundation works to give the gift of music to all children. For The Rosewood Initiative that meant receiving a refurbished piano that is available for community members to play whenever they stop by the community center. Rosewood team member Tony Lamb was honored to thank the Snowman Foundation and share a little about what the piano has meant to the Rosewood community at their annual 10 Grands fundraiser. The event was a great opportunity to support a fellow organization doing amazing work in our community and hear top-notch performers utilize their gift. Again, thank you so much for the piano Snowman Foundation and feel free to stop by the Rosewood community center to play!
The Community Law Project is now making it easier for East Portland residents to access affordable and
high quality legal services!
Every Tuesday, an attorney will be at The Rosewood Initiative from 2-6pm, offering free 20-minute
consultations. This will help people identify their legal needs and opportunities, and assess where to
start and where to go from there.
You can schedule your appointment here:
The Community Law Project offers sliding scale legal representation, meaning what you pay is based on
what you can afford.
They can help with:
unemployment compensation issues, Family & Medical Leave Act issues
They do not handle criminal issues.
For more information, check out their website! Link
Meet Aaron Vongdeuane, Rosewood’s new Event Coordinator!
If you have any interest in having any type of open or private event at Rosewood, he’s the guy you go to!
Aaron is at Rosewood from Monday-Friday, 12 pm-4pm. You can come talk to him if you want to rent out the space, as well as getting in contact with him through email @ email@example.com or calling Rosewood at (503) 208- 2562!
Please join us for a State of the City in Rosewood address with Mayor Charlie Hales:
Tuesday, February 10th at 6pm at Rosewood Community Center (16126 SE Stark)
Mayor Hales will highlight some of the State of the City points that are especially relevant to us, and then we’ll do a Q & A. Here’s a link to the full speech he gave on Jan 30th for City Club of Portland: http://www.pdxcityclub.org/live
Looking forward to seeing you all and having a great talk about progress and challenges in Rosewood!
To honor Dr.King’s legacy of unity and community advocacy, The Rosewood Initiative partnered with Confluence Environmental Center on January 19th, 2015 to clean up the Rosewood neighborhood! Almost 60 AmeriCorps volunteers came to 162nd and Stark and removed graffiti, picked up litter, trimmed hedges, and beautified the neighborhood!
A big thanks to Rob Loucks from Confluence Environmental Center, Vini Nguyen and Kate Hamel from Multnomah County Health Department, SOLVE, and Dennis LoGiudice from the Portland Graffiti Abatement Program!!
Special thanks to Chief Justice Paul DeMuniz who spoke to the volunteers about the importance of their volunteerism and the value of community engagement!