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SE Uplift News Archive
Ice Cream Social to Celebrate New Board Members!
SE Uplift celebrated the newly elected board Thursday, July 8th. Congratulations to the new SE Uplift Board and Executive Committee: Bryan Agee, Chair; Jeff West, Vice Chair; Pete Jacobsen, Treasurer and Julie Ratcliff, Secretary!
$8,486 in Grant Funds Available for Graffiti Abatement. August 2 Deadline to Apply!
SE Uplift and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) are pleased to announce the availability of grant funds through the Graffiti Abatement Community Grants Program. We invite neighborhood associations, businesses and community-based organizations to apply for projects with an emphasis on graffiti prevention, graffiti abatement and/or addressing locations chronically tagged with graffiti.
Take a Free Reed College Course!
Adults living on low incomes in the Portland area who want to explore challenging ideas about power, justice, knowledge, and community can now apply for Humanity in Perspective (HIP) 2010.
Office Space for Rent!
A lively work and community space is what we look forward to here at SE Uplift!
We currently have office space available in our building (3534 SE Main St, 97214).
4-H Activate Sunnyside Teen Sustainability Club Forming
Applications are being accepted for the 4-H Activate Sunnyside Sustainability Club. We are seeking 10-15 middle and high school students from the Sunnyside Community who would like to explore sustainability, discover ways to help their community and develop their leadership skills! Students will partner with SE Uplift, Oregon State University and local volunteers to create rain gardens and a bioswale at the SE Uplift office on Main Street near Sunnyside Environmental School.
Neighborhood Association Elections!
Neighborhood associations within our coalition area typically hold their annual elections in May, so this is a great time to get involved! We hope to see you at one of the elections this month where you can be part of selecting the board for your neighborhood or, even better, become a board member yourself!
Neighborhood association and community area clean-ups are testimony to Portlanders’ dedication as volunteers and commitment to the environmental health of our community. These clean-ups provide our neighbors with an excellent opportunity to “reduce, reuse and recycle” all in one convenient location. They also provide education about community resources, opportunities for civic involvement and the benefits of collective action, working together to make a difference in our community.
Pending street paving in SE Uplift Coalition neighborhoods:
SE Uplift Receives Community Solar Leadership Award
Congratulations to SE Uplift and their sustainability staff person Tim O'Neal, who took the lead in organizing Solarize Portland, which has led to similar home solarization projects by NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, Central NE Neighbors, & begun discussions in SW Neighborhoods, Inc. too. The Energy Trust of OR awarded SE Uplift the Community Solar Leadership Award for "guiding the community collaboration that made Solarize Portland a success." by Brian Hoop, ONI
Success of Solarize SE Sparks Expansion
Check out the great article by Dylan Rivera about Solarize Portland in last Sunday's Oregonian (2/21) which gives richly deserved acknowledgement to Southeast Uplift's Tim O'Neal and Stephanie Stewart of the Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association, who together got the Solarize SE program off the ground. Rivera's Oregonian story says 120 homes have installed panels since September and the program already is expanding to Southwest and Northeast Portland.