Snowman Foundation!


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!

Community Law Project Now at Rosewood!

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:

Schedule your appointment

The Community Law Project offers sliding scale legal representation, meaning what you pay is based on

what you can afford.

They can help with:

  •  Personal income tax issues
  •  Bankruptcy
  •  Landlord/Tenant issues
  • Employment law (including pregnancy and disability employment discrimination),

unemployment compensation issues, Family & Medical Leave Act issues

  •  Wills, trusts, probate ~ including contracts for non-legally recognized families, domestic

partners, etc.

  • Small claims court advising
  •  Mediation, including mediated divorce

They do not handle criminal issues.

For more information, check out their website! Link

New Rosewood Staff!


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 @ or calling Rosewood at (503) 208- 2562!

Come Join Us Next Week!!



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:

Looking forward to seeing you all and having a great talk about progress and challenges in Rosewood!

East Portland Neighborhood Office Small Grants Program!

Fund your East Portland community project through the East Portland Neighborhood Office Small Grants Program!

East Portland Neighborhood Office – 2015 Small Grants Program
Requested funds may range from $500-$3500
Total funds available – $26,000
Application deadline: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, 5:00 pm
Applications available online:
Grant Information Sessions: Thursday, February 5th, 10:00am-11:30am or Thursday, February 12th, 6:00pm-7:30pm (See below for details.)
Please share this opportunity widely through your networks.
Who Can Apply?
Any group with a community project that takes place within East Portland and involves and benefits East Portlanders.
Your project must meet at least one of the goals of the grant program. It does not need to meet more than one goal. The goals of the grant program are:
• Increase the number and diversity of people who are involved and engaged in their communities
• Strengthen community capacity through leadership development, skills building, fostering teamwork and/or partnerships, and community building
• Increase community impact on public decisions
Engagement of communities historically underrepresented in and undeserved by our programming – communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, low income individuals and families, youth, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bi, transgender-ed people –  is a high priority for our Small Grants Program. 
The EPNO Small Grants program is a general grant program. Many community projects will qualify for it. To learn more about types of projects funded in the past see the grant application or visit
For additional requirements and selection criteria as well as information on restrictions on use of funds, download our 2015 application
EPNO Small Grants Information Sessions
We  encourage you to attend one of our small grants information sessions. These sessions will help answer questions about the grant program, the application, the committee review process, and how funds can be used.
Please call seven days in advance for special needs accommodations, childcare, and/or language interpretation requests at 503-823-4550 or TTY 503-823-6868. The building is mobility device accessible.
Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 10:00am – 11:30am
East Portland Neighborhood Office
1017 NE 117th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97220
(between Halsey & Glisan – foot of the water tower)
TRI-MET: #77, #71, #25
Thursday, February 12th, 2015, 6:00pm-7:30pm
East Portland Neighborhood Office
1017 NE 117thAve.
Portland, Oregon 97220
(between Halsey & Glisan – foot of the watertower)
TRI-MET: #77,# 71, #25
Have questions?
Please contact us – Eliza Lindsay: or 503-823-4550

MLK Day of Service at 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!