Join the 2018 Youth Empowerment Series!

 

Lents Youth Initiative (LYI) is accepting new applications for the 2018 Youth Empowerment Series training.

Lents Youth Initiative is a program for youth ages 14-19 who live in Lents and surrounding neighborhoods. The Youth Empowerment Series offers 30+ hours of leadership training, environmental justice, and career development.

 

In the summer, up to 20 interns are selected to lead projects with partner organizations and collectively contribute hundreds of hours to projects that benefit the neighborhood.

Spaces are limited: Please fill out an interest form here

The Youth Empowerment Series will be held in April 2018. Applications are due March 23.

If you have any questions, please contact ana@rosecdc.org

Thank You Spirit Mountain Community Fund!

We are thrilled to announce that the Spirit Mountain Community Fund has committed $40,000 to support the Lents Youth Initiative. This program at ROSE Community Development engages youth ages 14-19 from the Lents area in leadership development, sustainability education and service-learning through internships and projects with community partners.

Our local youth are making a difference. They are working on projects that include habitat restoration, community food access, sustainability awareness, and art & media projects.

By creating a vehicle for community groups to collaborate on projects and attracting youth to support those projects, the program acts to focus, amplify and catalyze existing community improvement work while cultivating a new generation of environmental justice leaders in East Portland.

Woody Guthrie Groundbreaking Ceremony

ROSE Community Development celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for Woody Guthrie Place – a 64-unit affordable housing development in Lents – on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Woody Guthrie Place will be one of the first mixed-income housing projects to be built in the rapidly growing urban renewal district, which includes Lents Town Center. Resident households can have qualifying incomes ranging from 30% to 100% of Area Median Income. 15 units have Project-Based Section 8 vouchers. Public funding partners include Multnomah CountyHome ForwardProsper PortlandPortland Housing Bureau, and Metro. Portland General Electric’s renewable energy fund is supporting a solar photo voltaic system and electric vehicle charging stations. The project will be LEED gold or higher.

Check out more photos on our Facebook Page!