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Community & Civic Life

Community & Civic Life

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The Multnomah Youth Commission is excited to paint the first asphalt pathway painting at Vance Park in the Rockwood neighborhood. Using the community input we gathered at the first two art nights, our team has developed an art design that will be implemented on the asphalt pathway in Vance Park! We hope to bring the Rockwood neighborhood together and build community, connections and creativity. Swipe to see flyer translations.

WHAT: We want your help! We invite you to join us to paint the first asphalt pathway painting at Vance Park in Gresham!

WHO: This is a youth led-event aimed at all members of the Rockwood community. No art experience required. Everyone is welcome! We will have a variety of activities for all ages, games, raffles, prizes, life size games and free food from local community vendors!

WHEN & WHERE: The painting and community celebration will take place at Vance Park (1400 SE 182nd, Portland, Oregon 97233) on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 2-6pm.
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  • Civic Life staff along with OEHR and the Office of Government Relations hosted the African Youth Delegations sponsored by World Oregon. 23 visitors from Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Gabon! Topics covered: keeping Portland weird, dogs on leash, tattoos, and our love of food!
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  • Some National Night Out fun and enjoying some delicious (free!) @fiftylicks ice-cream at the Rose City Park festivities! Thank you to all the community members for coming out in support of this amazing tradition!#civicnno2018 #nationalnightout #nationalnightout2018 #imirj
  • 2018 National Night Out has begun! National Nigh Out is a tradition that brings communities together and fosters new connections. Find a party to attend! Link in bio.
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  • Check out our cool new door signage! .
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  • Did you know that the Office of Community & Civic Life logo is abstract, lively and represents the intangible aspects of our work! .
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  • Amazing ride around the PDX Green Loop! 
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  • What a ride! Thanks @portlandsundayparkways @pbotinfo .
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  • “All people including youth have the constitutional right to make a change. But often youth of color are left simply critiquing the government versus having the ability to actually make a change.”
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Antonia McSwain, Co-Chair, Multnomah Youth Commission presenting to Portland City Council. Antonia spoke about the need for our bureau name to reflect the inclusive spirit we aim to achieve.
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  • What a beautiful day to enjoy the Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival. “Connecting Humanity Through The Power Of Music Art and Food”
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