PARTNER PROFILE: Marion Polk Food Share

“The problem is not that there isn’t enough food in the United States to meet the needs of everyone in our communities. The problem is that we have to have the political will to do it. And it’s solvable.” Kate Leone, Chief Government Relations Officer for Feeding America, largest hunger relief organization in the United…

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PARTNER PROFILE: The Next Door, Inc.

“Partnering with LJIST and being able to bring this listening practice to our community will transform the Gorge region. This listening practice has profoundly impacted my own healing and refocused my work to dismantle systems of oppression.” Todd Dierker, Consulting Services Project Manager, The Next Door, Inc. Like all great partnerships, our new Licensing Program with…

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PARTNER PROFILE: Prosper Portland

LJIST started working with Prosper Portland as it was beginning to re-imagine what economic and urban development with equity as a defining value could look like. This City of Portland agency is committed to building an equitable economy through a comprehensive range of economic development programs which support small business, improve access to workforce training,…

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PARTNER PROFILE: Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

We were first connected to Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) by Sita Symonette, their first African American and LGBTQ Board Chair in the organization’s 57-year history. Under Sita’s leadership the PPCW board grew into a diverse, equity-focused group. To learn more about Sita’s leadership read the Northwest Health Foundation’s Profile of her in their “Your…

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