COMMUNITY PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS

Offers a bridge between the youth and the teachings of elders rooted in timeless wisdom while supporting the process of creative expression and helping restore a connection to community. VOW is filling the need for educational experiences that can effectively engage with students and provide environments that support community connection, mentorship and self-expression, which can provide tools and encouragement for mental health, practical life-skills and positive self-identity at a very crucial age in a young person's development.

A nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission comes to life in the form of community-building, ecological restoration, and education.  Rewilding means “to return to a more wild or self-willed state.” Our goal as an organization is to provide a full-spectrum model of education and implementation—from students who come to a single introductory course, to partners of a collective using regenerative design land management principles to live off the land together.

501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to strengthening our connection with the natural world. Formed in 1991, ESC's mission is, "To encourage and support people in developing a healthy, sustainable relationship to the Earth."

Arts-integrated, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed project providing audiovisual and holistic music programming for justice-involved, incarcerated, marginalized, and houseless youth in Oregon ages 14-25.  KBB is based in Portland, Oregon, and started programming in 2016 at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, and is part of the Multicultural Educational Group Support Sessions curriculum.

The Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education is a non-profit dedicated to creating alternative media content, connecting local media makers and capacity-building amongst community groups dedicated to social justice. The organization’s mission is to amplify the work of alternative radio, print, film, and strategic media makers in the Pacific Northwest.

Mission: Ascending the potential in our youth, one flow at a time. “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

Cypher CURE (Creative Unity of Related Energy) is a Portland-based group of artists and educators who utilize the “cypher” (circle) tradition of hip-hop culture, as a catalyst for empowerment, self-expression, healing and building community. “We exist to awaken genius in rhythm with Mother Earth and Hiphop.”

An end-to-end ecommerce agency built of highly experienced thinkers and doers, all with common thread. We learn from our scars, roll up our sleeves and press on with a sense of adventure, leaving the nonsense behind.

Essential Food and Medicine (based in Oakland, CA) is a regenerative community wellness organization that diverts food surplus, builds collective immunity, and mends the sacred hoop, by providing food and medicines for all. We are committed to reclaim surplus and locally grown produce to make juice, soups, smoothies, and natural medicines that directly serve the most vulnerable people in our communities for free.

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations is a team of staff for Oregon Youth Authority working around the state with community partners to provide multicultural services.