News & Updates


Ending hunger in Oregon

August 6, 2023

9.8% of Oregonians suffer from hunger. These organizations are changing that.  Oregon community-based organization, Outgrowing Hunger, has been tirelessly working towards making fresh food accessible to low-income families and fostering local…

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USDA Funds CDCO’s Land Access Initiative for Local Farmers

July 19, 2023

We are excited to share that the Community Development Corporation of Oregon (aka Rockwood Community Development Corporation) has been selected as one of the recipients of a significant funding opportunity from…

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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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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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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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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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Multnomah County Holds Press Event about Vaccinations at The People’s Market at Rockwood

July 23, 2021

On Thursday, July 22 Multnomah County held a press event encouraging vaccinations, especially in the BIPOC community.  This event took place alongside The People’s Market at Rockwood at the Sunrise…

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What in the world is community development?

July 8, 2021

Here at the Rockwood Community Development Corporation, we often hear the question: “What in the world is community development?” To answer this question, we think it’s best to start with…

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The People’s Market at Rockwood

July 8, 2021

The Rockwood Food Systems Collaborative and Play, Grow, Learn have launched the The People’s Market at Rockwood. This market, located at the Sunrise Center, is an incubator market centering Black…

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Article: Rockwood CDC to open family shelter with $7 million state grant (Gresham Outlook)

June 2, 2021

From the Gresham Outlook “East Multnomah County is receiving a Project Turnkey grant of nearly $7 million to acquire and convert a 75-room motel into a COVID-respite shelter for anyone…

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Oregon Community Foundation Awards Nearly $7 Million to Rockwood CDC to Bring Critical Help to One of the Most Underserved Areas of Multnomah County 

May 28, 2021

Gresham, Ore. – May 28, 2021 Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) today announced that Rockwood Community Development Corporation (Rockwood CDC) will receive a Project Turnkey grant of nearly $7 million for…

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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 does not include the $62 million for Black Oregonians in…

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