CCC Bridges Workshop: Measure 98 & Education Equity

TODAY! August 30th, 2016, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (SPACE STILL AVAILABLE)

Aschenbrener Center for Philanthropy | Bamboo Room (3rd Floor) | 221 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Every year, at least 10,000 students don't graduate from Oregon's high schools and our graduation rate is nearly the worst in the entire country. Our schools do well for some students but poorly for too many others - especially for our students of color, and immigrant and refugee students. This November, Oregonians will vote on Ballot Measure 98 to improve our high schools by directing new state revenue to career-technical education, college-level classes and high school dropout prevention.

Join the CCC and 'Yes for 98' to get an insider's look at the campaign, discuss the community-specific and culturally-relevant strategies we'll need to win, and be provided with immediate opportunities to get engaged. This event is open to all Bridges cohorts and alumni as well as community members and partners.  Space is still available, however please click on the button below to register to attend!

CCC Measure 98 Speakers Training

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Yes on 98 Campaign Office | Lloyd Center Mall | 2025 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

Not able to join us August 30th but want to support Measure 98 while building your speaking and advocacy skills? Join the CCC and 'Yes for 98' for a special speakers training to ensure that our voices, experiences and leadership are front and center this election. Participants will get hands-on training in public speaking, engaging with the media, and advocating for Measure 98 as community leaders and spokespeople. No experience is necessary - all Bridges members and alumni are encouraged to attend!

Please click on the button below to register as space is limited and dinner will be provided.

CCC Canvass for Affordable Homes

Saturday October 1st, 2016

(Location & Time: TBD)

Join the CCC, IRCO and the Yes for Affordable Homes campaign to support Portland’s Affordable Housing Bond, Measure 26-179! With this historic measure, we can create thousands of affordable homes for those in our communities who need them most.

As a strong endorser of Measure 26-179, the CCC is hosting a Canvass Day with IRCO and other member organizations on Saturday October 1st. This is a great opportunity to take action together, gain campaign experience and educate voters in our communities.

Location and time are still being determined. Contact CCC Advocacy Director, Amanda Manjarrez, with any questions or to RSVP:

Third Annual Bridges Leadership Convening - SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday February 25th, 2016

IRCO Community Center | 10301 NE Alisan St., Portland, OR 97220

Each year over 100 leaders from the African American Leadership Academy, African Leadership Development Institute, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute, Lead for Oregon, Slavic Leadership Development Project and Unid@s come together for the Annual Bridges Leadership Convening.

Participants from the 2016-2017 cohorts will spend the day networking, building relationships and discussing cross-community issues and meaningful leadership. Alumni from all the leadership programs are welcome and encouraged to join! Please save the date and contact Jessica Lee with any questions or to RSVP:


Asian Family Center OPEN HOUSE: Looking Forward, Empowering Communities!

Thursday September 1, 2016, 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

IRCO Asian Family Center (AFC) | 8040 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97213

Join IRCO Asian Family Center to learn about all the ways they are growing—creating programs that help families thrive. Take a tour, meet the staff, and enjoy samples of food and performances from the Asian & Pacific Islander community!

OLAA Summit: Stronger Together | Fuerza Unida

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm

PSU Native American Student and Community Center | 710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR 97201

The Oregon Latino Agenda for Action (OLAA) Summit is a bi-annual convening of Latinos across Oregon. This year’s theme, Stronger Together/ Fuerza Unida, will focus on using analysis of data and research stemming from this year’s OLAA Report. The goal is to come out of the summit with a set of policy priorities for the 2017 Oregon Latino Agenda for Action, to unify Latino Leaders and organizations behind a Latino platform, and to encourage Latinos to step into civic leadership positions.

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Color PAC Reception with Oregon’s Progressive Electeds & Candidates of Color to Welcome Bao Nguyen

Friday September 30th, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6 pm

Phở Vӑn | 1919 se 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97216

Please join Color PAC Action Fund for a reception on September 30th with Oregon’s progressive electeds & candidates of color to welcome Bao Nguyen. Bao is mayor of Garden Grove, CA and (hopefully!) the first openly-gay immigrant to be elected to congress.

Learn more about Color PAC Action Fund and its plans for the future. Meet and greet Oregon’s progressive elected officials and candidates of color. And join us in welcoming and hearing from Bao Nguyen, who will share his thoughts on building a more reflective democracy.


Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Banquet to follow

Warner Pacific Auditorium, McGuire Auditorium | 2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland OR 97215

Held every two years, APANO’s Statewide Convention is an inspiring day of cultural sharing and creating a vision for equity, equality and empowerment in Oregon.

Since 2009, the convention has engaged and united the growing, diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities across the State of Oregon. Join APANO for a day of smart workshops, inspiring cultural performances, and a unique opportunity to build your knowledge, skills, and relationships.

For more information, please visit the following website: