Monday, October 25, 2010

Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program Deadline is nearing!!

There's only one week left to get your applications in;

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement(ONI) and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods(NECN) are excited to present the fifth year of the City of Portland’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The program invites SGNA to team with community-based organizations in the Gulch to apply for grants that range from $250 to $2500 and are meant to provide Sullivan's Gulch and community non-profits within the Gulch an opportunity to build community, attract new and diverse members and sustain those folks already involved. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Applications will be reviewed by a community-based grant making committee made up of neighborhood and community-based organizational representatives.


Typical types of grant winning community-building projects are;
Communications: designing new websites, email lists and forums, newsletter mailing to all households.
Outreach mobilizations: door-to-door canvassing, A-frame signs, to build membership and outreach to neighbors and businesses.
Targeted outreach strategies to build ties with people traditionally not involved including low-income families, people of color, young adults, immigrants, and people with disabilities.
Projects that build relationships between neighborhoods and local organizations such as schools, PTA’s, churches, non-profits, and businesses.
Providing language translation and interpretation, childcare, or other efforts to make neighborhood activities more accessible.
Community-building activities: street tree plantings, neighborhood clean-ups.
Crime prevention activities: National Night Out, foot patrols, and block watches.
Community design/build projects such as planning for playgrounds, intersection repairs, and community gardens.
Neighborhood or culturally specific fairs and/or festivals.
Special one-time events and projects such as publishing community story books, block parties and neighborhood forums.


In the first three years of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program, $553,847 was awarded to 271 Portland neighborhood projects. The average grant award was $1,972. 127 general neighborhood projects were funded along with 102 projects initiated by underrepresented organizations representing people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, youth, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bi, transgendered people.


Proposals must be received by:
6 PM, Wednesday, November 3rd , 2010

For More Information and how to apply contact
your NECN grants manager;
Imani Muhammad
Community Initiatives Coordinator
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Suite #131
Portland, OR 97211
P: 503-823-4264
imani@necoalition.org
www.necoalition.org

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SGNA Fall General Meeting TONIGHT!!

It's finally here folks. The SGNA Fall General Meeting is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the large first floor conference room of Holladay Park Plaza(NE 16th & NE Multnomah). Come by for a cup of coffee and a crumpet and meet your neighbors from all corners of the Gulch. See you there.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SGNA Fall General Meeting next Tuesday, Oct. 12

Calling all residents of Sullivan'sGulch! Join us at the SGNA Fall General Meeting next Tuesday, October 12th at Holladay Park Plaza(on the corner of NE 16th & NE Multnomah). We'll be discussing parking by permit in the Gulch, SGNA committees and the City's future plans for inner NE PDX including Sully's. Guest speaker Karl Lisle from the city planning office will join us for that last topic. Plus we'll be electing new members to the SGNA Board of Directors. If you have a desire to serve your neighborhood association this is definitely the meeting to attend. 7:00 p.m. in the large first floor meeting room. Come one, come all. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Needs our Help!

Hey Gulchers. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization of Portland really needs our help. At this time Big Bros./Big Sis. find themselves with many, many more Little Brothers and Little Sisters in NE PDX than adult mentors for them. Therefore they are offering BIG opportunities for Gulchers from all walks of life. As a Big Brother/Big Sisters volunteer, you'll bring a treasured friendship to a child in Portland. Being a Big Brother, Big Sister means developing a friendship and sharing the best part of yourself. It's about doing simple activities that become hallmark moments in a child's life: Perhaps an afternoon at a ball game, a visit to the library or a museum, or even just accompanying you as you run errands. Not only can you be there when these moments occur, but you can be the reason behind the wide eyes and smile!

Big Brothers Big Sisters works to help boys and girls achieve their potential through positive adult relationships. A volunteer does not need any special skills to be a Big Brother or Big Sister. They only need to be interested in sharing their time with a child. Just by sharing experiences, celebrating accomplishments, and listening to their concerns, a Big Brother or Big Sister can make a huge difference to a child.

In these tough times it's more important than ever to look out for each other.

Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at;

Big Brothers Big Sisters
1827 NE 44th Ave., Suite 100 

Portland, OR 97213

(503) 249-4859


Thanks neighbors. Please give them a call today.

Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement(ONI) and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods(NECN) are excited to present the fifth year of the City of Portland’s Neighborhood Small Grants Program. The program invites SGNA to team with community-based organizations in the Gulch to apply for grants that range from $250 to $2500 and are meant to provide Sullivan's Gulch and community non-profits within the Gulch an opportunity to build community, attract new and diverse members and sustain those folks already involved. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Applications will be reviewed by a community-based grant making committee made up of neighborhood and community-based organizational representatives.


Typical types of grant winning community-building projects are;
Communications: designing new websites, email lists and forums, newsletter mailing to all households.
Outreach mobilizations: door-to-door canvassing, A-frame signs, to build membership and outreach to neighbors and businesses.
Targeted outreach strategies to build ties with people traditionally not involved including low-income families, people of color, young adults, immigrants, and people with disabilities.
Projects that build relationships between neighborhoods and local organizations such as schools, PTA’s, churches, non-profits, and businesses.
Providing language translation and interpretation, childcare, or other efforts to make neighborhood activities more accessible.
Community-building activities: street tree plantings, neighborhood clean-ups.
Crime prevention activities: National Night Out, foot patrols, and block watches.
Community design/build projects such as planning for playgrounds, intersection repairs, and community gardens.
Neighborhood or culturally specific fairs and/or festivals.
Special one-time events and projects such as publishing community story books, block parties and neighborhood forums.


In the first three years of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program, $553,847 was awarded to 271 Portland neighborhood projects. The average grant award was $1,972. 127 general neighborhood projects were funded along with 102 projects initiated by underrepresented organizations representing people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, youth, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bi, transgendered people.


Proposals must be received by:
6 PM, Wednesday, November 3rd , 2010

For More Information and how to apply contact
your NECN grants manager;
Imani Muhammad
Community Initiatives Coordinator
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Suite #131
Portland, OR 97211
P: 503-823-4264
imani@necoalition.org
www.necoalition.org

Thursday, September 30, 2010

SGNA Fall General Meeting Agenda

SGNA's semi-annual meeting of the membership is here! This is a great opportunity for us Gulchers to catch up on doings in the neighborhood, hear a great presentation on the city's long-term plans for our nabe, and maybe get a little more involved by standing for election to the SGNA Board of Directors. Hopefully we'll see you Tuesday. As always, refreshments will be provided. Come one, come all!!



SGNA Fall General Meeting Tues Oct 12th 7 to 9pm
Holladay Park Plaza, 16th and NE Multnomah

AGENDA
7:00-7:15 Meet and greet/refreshments

7:15-7:20 Craig Nyschens, SGNA Chair
Introductions

7:20-7:40 Karl Lisle, Project Manager for the
Bureau of Planning & Sustainability:

Vision for N/NE quadrant, the Lloyd Dist, B’way/Weidler commercial corridor & future Street Car line. Discussion about how we residents can be more informed & engaged with City Planning that affects our neighborhood.

7:40-7:50 Questions, discussion

7:50-8:00 Will Elder, SGNA Land Use Chair:
Residential Parking Permits west of NE 21st

8:00-8:15 Questions, discussion

BREAK until 8:30

8:30-9:00 Chris Lopez, SGNA Communication Chair
Nominations and Elections of Board Members
Members

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pilaf is Found!!

New Gulcher Karena Kelly's cat Pilaf is safely home again. He had set out to explore his new neighborhood a week ago and got lost finding his way home. He finally made contact again yesterday and has now returned to his much relieved family at Chez Kelly. Many thanks to all who kept an eye out for Pilaf, and thanks to all who may have fed and sheltered him during his Gulch adventure. Karena isn't so sure that she pulled down all of the flyers she posted so if you see any straggling Pilaf posters mentioning his disappearance feel free to ignore them, or better yet, pull 'em down if you don't mind. Thanks!!