Division of Student Services

Community Engagement Events

See our calendar for upcoming events.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Engagement 2018
On-campus blood drives

Fall 2017 Weekend Community Engagement Trips

Join us! Transportation and food provided.
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Saturday, September 16th, 8:30am-12:00pm 
The Walk, Roll 'n' Run with United Cerebral Palsy

Saturday, October 14th, 10am-3pm 
Wisom of the Elders

Saturday, October 21st, 11am-3pm 
Children's Book Bank

Saturday, November 4th, 9am-4pm 
Western Farmworkers Assocation Clothing Distribution

Saturday, November 11th, 11:30am-3:30pm 
Wordstock by Literary Arts

Saturday, December 2nd, 11:30am 
Voz Workers Rights Education Project

Saturday, December 9th, 8:30am-1pm
Northeast Emergency Food Program

Spring 2018 Weekend Community Engagement trips

Join us! Trips TBA. Transportation and food provided.

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Note: Did you fill out above form during fall 2017? If so, don't fill it out again. Instead, email with trip dates of interest to you.

Community Partner Information

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & Southwest Washington
UCP supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oregon & SW Washington. Their mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The 13th Annual Walk, Roll 'n' Run will include a casual 2 mile Walk/Roll and a fast and flat 5k fun run. The Walk, Roll 'n' Run provides the vital funds for the Family Support department, which helps over 800 families find hope and support.

Wisdom of the Elders
Wisdom Gardens is our Native American garden with pollinator, ethnobotanical and rain gardens along with three sisters garden, berry patches and 8 raised beds for growing organic heirloom vegetables. We are preparing the garden for new plantings of native species by removing invasive species. As we use no herbicides or pesticides, it takes more care and attention. We will also open the morning with a background on our educational garden and why it is important to our Native American community and other communities in Portland. Wisdom of the Elders records and preserves traditional cultural values, oral history, prophesy and other messages of guidance from indigenous elders in order to regenerate the greatness of culture among today’s and future generations of native peoples.

Children's Book Bank: The mission of The Children's Book Bank is to increase the chances for children to succeed as future readers, learners, and citizens by filling their homes and lives with quality books. The Children’s Book Bank was created as a sustainable system to get the books off shelves and into the hands and homes of kids in need by engaging the community in collecting, sorting, and distributing donated children’s books. Since becoming a nonprofit in 2008, The Children’s Book Bank has organized over 6,500 community volunteers to channel over 475,000 books into the hands and homes of over 35,000 children in need in the Portland area. We will be working at the Children's Book Bank in NE Portland to refurbish books for low-SES children. The CBB emphasizes culturally relevant and inclusive books!

Western Farmworkers Assocation: Western Farm Workers Association is an all-volunteer, unincorporated, free and voluntary membership association of farm, seasonal and service workers throughout Washington County. Through a member helping member approach WFWA organizes an 11-point benefit program including emergency food, clothing, non-emergency dental care, preventive medical care, legal advice and more.

Wordstock Literary Arts: Portland's Book Festival will be held at the Portland Art Museum and surrounding venues on the South Park Blocks. It takes hundreds of dedicated volunteers to produce this festival,  which features more than 100 authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and writing workshops.

Voz Workers Rights Education ProjectVoz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. Join us for a Weekend Community Engagement Event to get off campus and support our local Portland community! Voz Workers Rights Education Project needs our support. Volunteer to help with a flyering and phone banking event to bring in more work to the Worker's Center!

Northeast Emergency Food Program: Northeast Emergency Food Program strives to offer more than just free groceries and clothing to the families they serve. They provide community, job resources, access to gardening materials, community dinners, and more. They offer nourishment in the form of a welcoming space and full basket of food. The morning shift involves stocking shelves, unloading donations, and preparing the floor for when we open in the afternoon.


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Tara Sonali Miller
SEEDS Program Manager
Student Center 112

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