Maria and Inna recently started working with Rosewood through IRCO’s Work Experience for Youth program. Both of them will be working with us for the next few months, so stop by to meet them!
Need to get your taxes done, or know someone in the Rosewood area that does? It’s FREE!
Come over this weekend or any weekend through April 13th:
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1pm-5p
The Rosewood Initiative: 16126 SE Stark St
Special thanks to Vietnamese Community of Oregon for providing trained volunteer tax preparers!
Last night we hosted the Centennial Community Association meeting and had a great conversation about events in our neighborhood, the Portland Parks and Rec summer concert series, advocacy for the development of Parklane Park, a collaborative art project we are working on with Portland Police, and more! If you’d like to get involved with the neighborhood association, contact us at Rosewood or the Centennial Chair, Tom Lewis: CCA
This morning Rosewood hosted an East Portland Transportation Roundtable organized by Commissioner Novick’s Office. Local and state leaders representing City of Portland, PBOT, ODOT, TriMet, Multnomah County and other bureaus discussed strategies for aligning immediate needs with long-term visions and ideas for collaboratively funding important projects. It’s great to hear this discussion in Rosewood! It is also a reminder to us all to stay in contact with our local decision makers as they prioritize projects in our communities.
THE ROSEWOOD INITIATIVE HOLIDAY MARKET SET FOR DECEMBER 7th
PORTLAND, Ore., (November 11, 2013) – The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market will be on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside The Rosewood Initiative building located at 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon. The event is free and open to the public allowing shoppers the opportunity to choose from many different vendors offering a wide range of items. If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional seasonal market The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market is just the place.
Rosewood’s location on the border of East Portland and Gresham is one of the most diverse areas in the region. Vendors will be offering traditional crafts and art from areas in Russia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. When asked about The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market Executive Director Jenny Glass said, “This is going to be a great opportunity for the Rosewood community to showcase its many diverse and talented residents to the broader area. We really look forward to inviting everyone out to see and experience what the community has to offer.”
The idea for the market grew out of a need in the community for small home based and roadside businesses to have a location for operation during the winter. In addition to offering a space to sell their wares at a low cost, The Rosewood Initiative wants to do more for those who have the entrepreneurial spirit in the area. The organization is partnering with MercyCorps Northwest to offer those who are interested access to the range of services they provide in support of small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Rosewood Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Rosewood area a desirable place to live, work and play. By partnering with residents, apartment managers and owners, businesses, churches, social services agencies, neighborhood associations, and public safety agencies to create space for the community to come together to meet their common goals. For more information about The Rosewood Initiative or The Rosewood Initiative Holiday Market you can contact them on the web at rosewoodinitiative.org or call (503) 208-2562
Lots of great news for outer East Portland and Gresham over the past few weeks. We are so grateful to our growing team of partners that are coming together to serve folks in our area:
Welcome to the neighborhood Friends of the Children and Boys and Girls Club!!!! Here’s an article on Oregonlive.com summing up the 2 organizations’ plans for moving East.
The new Rockwood Community Policing Station opened last week. Check out the coverage from KOIN 6.
Over 100 people attended the Housing Needs Assessment at Rosewood last week with City of Portland Housing Bureau, City of Gresham, Multnomah County, Home Forward and many others:
The information gathered will be used to inform the budget process and strategic planning for the bureaus to best serve East Portland and Gresham with housing services.
Rosewood! How do we want to spend a $25,000 grant from Portland Development Commission?
We need to spend it on a capital project like benches, garbage cans, lighting, storefront improvements, district signage, planters, or public art. The project needs to take place within our district boundaries with PDC, from SE 139th Ave to 162nd Ave on Stark.
Send us your ideas! We’ll be collecting them for the next couple of months and having a formal vote on our priorities in February.
Last night, Rosewood businesses met to discuss what we could be doing individually and collectively to improve the economic vitality of the neighborhood:
Here is Steve Spinnett, owner of Trafton’s VW, presenting on the changes they’ve made at the shop since taking over about 6 months ago: