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

Together with our neighbors, we engage in a relational and holistic approach to systems-level change.


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

Health Outcomes

Working together to increase health outcomes in Rockwood and East Multnomah County.

Community Engagement

We are constantly engaging the community to co-create a new future together.

Food Systems

Improving food systems, nutritional education, and agricultural development.

Economic Development

Stimulating entrepreneurship in Rockwood and East Multnomah County.

Housing Solutions

Expanding the supply of decent and affordable housing. 

Educational Development

Engaging residents in learning and education to provide more opportunities.

Recent News

Announcing our new branding and logo

We are excited to announce the new logo and branding for the Rockwood Community Development Corporation! We have been serving the Rockwood Community since 2013 by partnering with our neighbors and listening to what they need to provide pathways for the residents of Rockwood to move from poverty to prosperity. We are excited about the progress…

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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.


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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