News & Updates


First Round of Future Ready Oregon Workforce Ready Grants Expand Community Partnerships and Innovative Solutions

February 6, 2023

We could not be more pleased to have one of the 42 projects funded through the first round of Future Ready Oregon Grant Funding. We will soon launch in East Multnomah…

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Rockwood CDC hosts a convergence of local, regional and national leaders in Rockwood, Oregon

August 16, 2022

Rockwood, OR – Last week, the Rockwood Community Development Corporation hosted Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Multnomah County…

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Help us Go Farther in Rockwood

July 7, 2022

As you might know, we have been serving the Rockwood community for nine years. With our community supporting us, we have seen so much progress! Since 2013 we have been…

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New Computers for our RELI students

May 31, 2022

Many people do not have the English language skills needed to succeed in our neighborhood. The Rockwood English Language Institute is the RCDC initiative that offers free English classes in…

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Celebrating recent growth at Rockwood CDC

May 31, 2022

We have grown significantly over the past two years. COVID has made it painfully obvious that the multicultural and multilingual population of East Multnomah County was not reached with government…

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Announcing our new branding and logo

April 12, 2022

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…

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Our Impact: 2020-2021

January 28, 2022

We have been living in exceptionally tumultuous times. The past two years have been especially challenging for communities like Rockwood. During this difficult season, the Rockwood CDC team has worked…

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About our Core Strategy and our Work

January 19, 2022

East Multnomah County sits outside of Portland. The income disparities are stark. Median Household Income is less than half of what it is in Portland. In just the past eight…

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The Sunrise Center is a Portland Area Warming Shelter

December 24, 2021

According to the latest forecasts, our region is facing an extended period of snow and frigid temperatures, starting this weekend and worsening next week. Those are conditions that bring a…

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Low Barrier Farmers Markets

October 20, 2021

Most farmers markets in the Portland metro area are considered “high-barrier.” This means that for farmers to sell their produce, it must be well packaged and, as a result, high…

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A Conversation about Rockwood

September 16, 2021

By: Brad Ketch What started out as a conversation to kill time while my nurse checked my vitals, turned into a riveting 15-minute conversation about the complexity of poverty in…

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Bringing Vaccinations to the people of East Multnomah County

September 3, 2021

The 24-hour news cycle has been incredibly sad and exhausting recently. And frankly, we are all in need of some good news. We are so proud of how our team…

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