We dream of a Rockwood where everyone can learn, earn, and belong.

We facilitate collaborative solutions with our Rockwood neighbors and local leaders that provide pathways for Rockwood residents to thrive educationally, economically, and relationally.

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Our Impact, By the Numbers

We are engaging the community with a holistic approach through each of our initiatives. Our diverse team works to make a positive impact in the areas of education, health outcomes, food security, houseless challenges, and economic development.

Solve Houselessness





Covid Vaccines delivered



Inidivudals Fed

Community Engagement


BIPOC entrepreneurs supported

Increase Health Outcomes


Attended our
30 health fairs



individuals received nutritional assistance

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Make a House a Home for Formerly Houseless Children & Families

We have over a 90% success rate in getting families into permanent housing.

A $250 donation covers the cost of an entire Welcome Home Package, which includes items such as kitchenware, bathroom supplies, bedding, cleaning supplies, and more.

Rockwood is Oregon’s poorest community. We work alongside our neighbors to co-create a new future together.

Rockwood is a historically neglected community whose 40,000 residents have a life expectancy that is 10-years shorter than the rest of the Portland Metro area. We facilitate collaborative solutions with neighbors and local leaders that provide pathways for Rockwood residents to thrive educationally, economically, and relationally.


Our Core Programs

Advocating for housing system change in Rockwood and East County.

Working to increase core health outcomes and develop sustainable and holistic food systems.

Empowering Rockwood through changing the our community's access Food, Equity, and Community.

Stimulating entrepreneurship in Rockwood and East Multnomah County.

Lunch and Learn

An opportunity to go deeper. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities in Oregon’s poorest community and how you can engage in our work.

We invite you to join one of our upcoming virtual Lunch and Learn opportunities.

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Recent News

The Rockwood CDC Report – May 2024

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Rockwood Identity Atlas: A Quantitative Study

The Rockwood Identity Atlas is a 100-page report detailing statistics on Rockwood's history, housing, demographics, families, jobs, community, and health.

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