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Celebrate JAMS with the East Portland Arts + Literary Festival

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by Candace Kita Cultural Work & Development Coordinator What would it look like to dedicate a day to our stories of moving, migrating, longing, and belonging?Amid these times of endless change, APANO’s first-ever East Portland Arts & Literary Festival — a full day creative festival on Saturday, September 23 at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS) — seeks […]

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Roots to Rise Building Momentum, On Track

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by Duncan Hwang APANO Associate Director As we near the midpoint of our Roots to Rise campaign, we’re happy to report that we are on track to reach our $2 million goal to bring a vibrant community space to the Jade District! Building on our kickoff Indiegogo campaign, which raised $26,000 from 441 backers in […]

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Help name the ROSE/APANO building!

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Years of multilingual organizing prioritized redeveloping the old furniture store site for the community into an intergenerational, multicultural space that would provide a bulwark against gentrification. We are making this vision a reality through our continued outreach and fundraising efforts. As you may already know, the four story building will be owned by ROSE Community Development […]

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Thank You for backing our Indiegogo campaign

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We made a big splash with our campaign kickoff last month, garnering 441 total Indiegogo backers for our Indiegogo campaign! In one month we raised over the $25,000 community campaign goal – pushing us past our finish line with hours to spare. While we continue fundraising for this $2 million project, we would like to publicly […]

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Best of JAMS – 2016 Edition

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by Simeon Jacob APANO Operations Associate This past year the Jade APANO Multicultural Space (or JAMS, for short) has seen an array of great feats, and continued to build its identity as a quintessential hub for communities to gather, organize, create, celebrate, and flourish. For those unfamiliar with JAMS, it is the old furniture store […]

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An Incredible Kickstart

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With less than 7 hours to spare, we surpassed our online grassroots fundraising goal, thanks to widespread support from our incredible community! Despite unforeseen challenges and learning four days ago that Indiegogo would be automatically ending our campaign a month earlier than expected, we knew the fundraising turnaround might be challenging. Yet we believed deeply […]

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Launching Roots to Rise

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On the chilly evening of January 19, over 50 community members, local electeds and collaborative partners made their way to attend APANO’s capital campaign kickoff. As folks trickled into the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS), warm welcomes and the smiling faces of APANO staff members greeted attendees. Immediately adjacent to the check-in tables a series of […]