Made for You & Me: Woody Guthrie Place Celebration & Fundraiser

Join ROSE for a fun night in celebration of Woody Guthrie Place Apartments grand opening, as well as help support a great cause. Woody Guthrie Place is ROSE’s first mixed-income apartments featuring 64 homes, a rooftop terrace, community room, outdoor play space, car and bike parking, LEED Gold Certification, and solar rooftop and electric car charging stations. Located in the Lents Town Center, new families will have access to parks, restaurants, and other amenities.

We will be celebrating on the 3rd floor of the new Asian Health and Service Center with a great view of Woody Guthrie Place. Tickets on sale now for the June 20th event! Live music, great food, Wild Roots Spirits bar with specialty cocktails!

Get your ticket today!

Want to support ROSE’s mission in a big way? Sponsorships are still available! Contact Jami LeBaron at jami@rosecdc.org for more information.

Date: Thursday, June 20th
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Asian Health & Service Center
9035 SE Foster Road
Portland, Oregon 97266

Equity Statement

ROSE Community Development is committed to equity,diversity, and inclusion. To ROSE, equity means creating conditions that enable everyone to reach their full potential. We strive to make equity part of our everyday operations and embed it within our mission of connecting our community to build good homes, healthy families, and neighborhood opportunities.  In order to advance equity, we must engage under-represented communities as we make decisions and take action, while understanding history and considering how bias and oppression impact individuals, institutions, and systems.   

Since ROSE organized in the early 1990s, our neighborhoods have evolved, becoming more racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse. Outer southeast Portland has been and continues to be home to immigrant and lower income communities who experience some of the greatest burdens of racism.

Racism and housing are linked throughout U.S. history. Racial discrimination led to redlining, which deprived people of color access to housing and wealth creation. Other public policies, like urban renewal, pushed out thousands from their homes. Discrimination persists despite passage of fair housing laws decades ago.

ROSE must continue to evolve, so that the organization’s people and actions reflect the ideals of community-led neighborhood revitalization. With that in mind, ROSE commits to addressing the root causes of disparities and displacement faced by our most marginalized and vulnerable communities by:

  • Engaging under-represented communities and seeking input directly from the communities we serve
  • Promoting a culture that de-centers whiteness, celebrates difference, enhances equitable communication, and nurtures relationship building
  • Centering ROSE’s vision, leadership, and strategy around advancing and engaging in equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ensuring that internal policies and practices impacting employment cultivate leadership and career development opportunities for staff
  • Building strong community partnerships that promote equitable public policies
  • Operating and building equitable affordable housing that reduces further displacement

ROSE pledges to track the outcomes from our organizational Equity Plan and publicly report on our progress. We are invested in this process and recognize that it will be an ongoing journey. We acknowledge that many forms of discrimination and oppression exist and we will work to strengthen our community to advance equity, inclusion and diversity.

2018 Lents Youth Initiative

This year was an impressive one for the Lents Youth Initiative. This summer the program hosted 19 interns that produced incredible outcomes for the southeast community. The 19 interns that interned served 1,780 hours of community service, serving over 200 children, engaged 220 volunteers, cared for over 280 plants and trees, harvested over 500 pounds of low-cost food and developed their skills as leaders in their neighborhood. It’s more than impressive to watch the impact the youth in LYI have in their community when they are supported and given the chance and space to get involved.

Learn more about the Lents Youth Initiative in this video made by the interns and ROSE staff. If you like what you see and believe this program has value, consider making a donation to help sustain it.

A HUGE thank you to the organizations that invested the time, energy and resources to support the youth and the program this year: Forth, Leach Botanical Gardens, Green Lents, Zenger Farm, Friends of Trees, Johnson Creek Watershed, Portland State University, and the Resident Services Coordinators at ROSE.

Thank you to the 2018 funders: Spirit Mountain Community Fund, the Community Watershed Stewardship Program, Metro Nature in Neighborhoods, Juan Young Trust, Communicare at Metropolitan Learning Center and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.