3rd Annual National Night Out was a Success!

Last Thursday, we held our 3rd Annual National Night Out! We had a great BBQ and community resources that served a little over 1,000 community members! Children got to enjoy different activities and there were a lot of prizes raffled off! Community members were out in the parking lot interacting with one another, and also dancing to some live music!  Again thank you to every sponsor, and every person involved to make this event a success! We can’t wait until next year!

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The Aspire Project Dance Camp!

Last week The Aspire Project hosted their first dance camp for the summer at Rosewood!  The camp was successful as 15 participants were empowered to dance for a week, and showing off what they learned in a final performance at the end! Their theme was Peter Pan and Friends,  the second dance camp of the summer will be August 15th-19th! Learn more about The Aspire Project on their website!

The Aspire Project Website


Come Table at our 3rd Annual National Night Out!

All community organizations are invited to come table at our 3rd Annual National Night Out!  Come out and inform community members of resources and information they can benefit from as well as ways to get involved!

If you would like to table, register at the link provided! Registration for Tabling 

 If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Tony Lamb at tony@rosewoodinitiative.org or call us at (503)208)2562!


Welcome Home Leadership Academy

The Welcome Home Coalition kicked its first leadership academy class here at Rosewood last week . There were many compelling stories about the living situations that many of out neighbors face. The Academy was a great way for the community to become engaged and informed about the housing crisis and what they can do to advocate for their rights. Come be a part of this great movement. The next gathering will be February 25th at 6:00 p.m.


Got Graffiti? We did!

Thanks to The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program, ‎Paul Watts and his team from Graffiti Removal Services, Inc. We are now Graffiti free and you can be too!
Shout out to Jason, Rosewood’s Community Engagement Coordinator & community youth , who painted over the backdoors of our building!
IMG_20160113_115944 IMG_20160127_145235You can help combat graffiti in less than 3 minutes!
‎What to do if you see graffiti:
1)  Stop and take a photo with your phone!
2) Note the location (addresses are most helpful)
3) Send the photo of the Graffiti with location to
You can also report Graffiti directly to Graffiti Removal Services, Inc. GRS only uses environmentally friendly removal techniques and happens to be the Nation’s first completely mobile Graffiti Removal Company!
‎Together we can clean up our communities!
Contact Graffiti Removal Services, Inc.

Office phone is 503.231.1414
Or by email support@removegraffiti.net

 Contact The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program.
‎Office phone is 503-823-4824