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Learn, Earn, and Belong

To understand what we do, you need to meet our neighbors.

We work with our neighbors and family in Rockwood to build a place where everyone can learn, earn and belong. We live in one of the most challenged – and exciting – neighborhoods in the US. Our deep analysis and in-person engagement sets the agenda for our work.

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There are so many ways to serve the Rockwood community. Get involved today.


Our work is supported by the generous donors of people just like you - people who want to see the Rockwood flourish.

Programs & Initiatives

News & Events

Initiative Spotlight: Grandma’s Hands warm tummies and souls

March 09, 2021

Rockwood cooking and food program celebrates Black cuisine and family tradition. Our Grandma’s Hands initiative was highlighted in The Gresham […]

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Once again, no relief for Rockwood

November 22, 2020

The Oregonian’s article on OHA Relief funding: By his calculations, a total of $177 million has been distributed statewide. (That […]

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Black Grandmothers Feed their Communities, and Pass on Food Traditions

November 20, 2020

On a recent Saturday night in September, Mildred Braxton did something she never thought she’d do: she taught 20 or […]

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