News & Updates


Ending hunger in Oregon. The partnership making food access possible for everyone.

June 14, 2023

9.8% of Oregoninas 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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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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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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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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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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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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Rockwood CDC receives support from Oregon Department of Human Services

May 10, 2021

We are honored to have received the following letter of support from the Oregon Department of Human Services Supplemental Nutrition Program. This support is in direct relation to our work…

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COVID-19 Update and Vaccination Clinic

April 15, 2021

  COVID-19 has been hard for all of us. Here in Rockwood, this has been an especially challenging time for our community. Compared to all Oregonians, our neighbors have been…

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Will ‘opportunity zones’ help or hurt low-income neighborhoods?

April 4, 2019

Brad Ketch’s office is a community center that almost became a strip club instead. That narrowly averted future shows the kind of investment Rockwood has drawn in recent years. Desperately…

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