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 […]

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 […]

Landmark Economic Development Partnership in SE Portland Announced

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The ROSE CDC and APANO partnership to build a new cultural landmark, an urban mixed-use development of 48 unit residences of affordable housing and an on-site community center located at SE 82nd Ave in East Portland is underway. Building on years of community organizing in one of Oregon’s most diverse neighborhoods, the new $16.5 million […]

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 […]

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 […]