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Karin, a native of the Bronx, New York, has over thirty years of experience in higher education administration and is Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus President. She’s worked at public and private four-year colleges and universities, as well as, two-year community colleges. Karin earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Albany and her Doctorate from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Most recently, Karin served as the Chief Student Affairs Officer at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut where she was actively engaged in the Southeastern Connecticut community. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the William W. Backus Hospital, served as treasurer for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund, a mentor for the Southeastern Connecticut Debutante Program, active on the education committee of the Norwich Branch of the NAACP and a deaconess at Shiloh Baptist Church New London.
Karin is married to Raymond Edwards. Together, they have two adult children and a 6 -year old granddaughter. Karin and Ray moved to Portland in July 2014 and reside in the Bridgeton area of North Portland.
Save the Date! PCRI’s 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars Portland Gala will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available.
PCRI encourages residents and community members to attend a community need hearing.
How are rising rents and home prices affecting your household?
A consortium made up of the City of Portland, the City of Gresham, and Multnomah County will invest millions over the next fiscal year to help address the community’s need for affordable housing and community economic development.
You are invited to participate in the Annual Community Need Hearing as one of several ways to offer input on an annual spending plan for this federal investment in housing and community economic development.
Thursday, December 11th
Dinner at 6:00 pm, Program from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Gresham City Hall: 1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Accessible by Max and Bus
Park at the auto service lot on Eastman Parkway next to Kmart.
For More Information: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/51008
Free Books, Free Resources, and Tips on Learning and Literacy
KairosPDX is partnering with Multnomah County Library to bring
Multi-Cultural READ AND LEARN
When: November 13, 2014
Time: 10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Who: Parents and children 3-5
Where: New Columbia Resident Services Building
4610 North Trenton Street, Portland, OR 97203
Email: email@example.com to register
Stop by and see us in Resident Services if you have questions on Tuesdays!
On Tuesday, October 28, eight women from Airbnb volunteered at PCRI’s newest rental home, prepping and planting new landscaping in the home’s front yard alongside Travis Phillips and Kirk Rea from PCRI.
Under the threat of downpours, the eight volunteers cleared debris from the yard, prepped the ground for planting and got their boots and shovels muddy planting ornamental grasses, trees and other plants. Home Depot’s Jantzen Beach store provided the plants and landscape material for the front yard, creating a colorful and low-maintenance first impression for the home’s residents and neighbors.
The volunteers excellent teamwork ensured the project was finished ahead of schedule–just in time to pack up before the day’s rains started coming down, giving extra moisture to the newly-installed plants.
The new home, being built by Albina Construction, is a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house that will soon be available to rent by a qualifying low-income family on PCRI’s affordable housing waiting list. In addition to below-market rents for future residents, the home features a wheelchair-accessible first floor, including bedroom, bathroom and all living spaces.
Home Depot’s contribution and the volunteer labor help stretch the project’s budget and ensure durable, healthy, high-quality materials can be used inside and outside of the home. Green building certification for the home is being provided by Earth Advantage; the home is expected to achieve Earth Advantage Platinum certification. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late-November.
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Winter holidays can create challenges for any budget. But for families who are already fighting to make ends meet, the pressures of finding affordable holiday gifts is even more difficult. To help this holiday season, PCRI is providing one-stop holiday shopping for residents who want to participate in Portland’s 2014 bicycle and toy drives.
Residents who wish to enroll in the Community Cycling Center’s 2014 Bike Drive should contact Jessie Blanchard, Resident Services Coordinator at Maya Angelou Apartments. Applications for the bicycle drive will be accepted beginning October 27, 2014. The number of bicycles available is limited and runs out quickly each year, so residents are encouraged to apply early!
There is a $10 application fee and a short application required for the bicycle drive. The application and assistance are available from Ms. Blanchard during the Maya Angelou Community Center’s regular hours.
For photos and stories of PCRI residents at previous Bike Drives, check here.
PCRI is also a partner in this year’s Fox 12 / Les Schwab Toy Drive. Residents interested in receiving toys for their children should contact Jessie Blanchard. Registration is required for the Toy Drive; Ms. Blanchard is available to provide assistance during the Maya Angelou Community Center’s regular hours.
Community members interested in donating to the toy or bicycle drives may also contact Ms. Blanchard at the community center or by email.
Fall is here! It’s the time of year when we take steps to protect our homes from cold weather. Follow these basic steps to ensure your home is winterized:
Just as a reminder, the following items are the responsibility of the resident/tenant to repair or replace. If you need assistance performing any of these repairs you will be charged on a time/material basis, but you are welcome to call with any questions or concerns.
Please be aware that we are continuing our Preventative Maintenance Inspections and will be coming to your unit on a yearly basis to inspect for damages and overall conditions of the unit. If you have items that need to be addressed between inspections, please remember to call or stop by our office to report these issues or fill out a maintenance request form.
Have a safe and warmer winter season!
On October 8, 2014, PCRI will host a community meeting for residents and community members. The community meeting will share information about updates to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan and its potential impacts for residents and the community. Admission is free and registration is not required.
When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: New Song Community Church, 2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland
Comprehensive Plan updates can also be found on the City of Portland Website, along with scheduled public hearings. For more information about the PCRI-hosted meeting, please call PCRI at (503) 288-2923.
Help us share information about this event! Please download a flyer to post at your business or community location.
¡Venga a aprender a hacer recetas nuevas, fáciles y nutritivas!
Come and learn how to prepare new, simple and healthy recipes!
Somos educadoras de nutrición de la Universidad del Estado de Oregon Servicio de Extension trabajando con la comunidad.
We are Nutrition Educators from Oregon State University, working with the community.
|Ofrecemos clases de: We offer classes on:
Donde/Where: Maya Angelou Community Center, 4012 N Borthwick Ave, Portland, OR
Cuando/When: El viernes 10 de Octubre, 2014 / Friday, October 10, 2014
Hora/ Time: 10 am
Para más información llame a Yolanda al: 503-254-5004 Yolanda.Delacruz@oregonstate.edu
For more information call Yolanda at: 503-254-5004 or Yolanda.Delacruz@oregonstate.edu
Educación practica para UD. Y la familia
Education that Works for You
© 2013 Oregon State University, Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
© 2013 Oregon State University, El Servicio de Extensión (Extension Service) de Oregon State University ofrece programas educativos, actividades, y materiales sin discriminación basada sobre edad, color, incapacidades, identidad o expresión de identidad sexual, estado matrimonial, origen nacional, raza, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, o estado de veterano. El Servicio de Extensión de Oregon State University es una institución que ofrece igualdad de oportunid
Interviews & Connections!
Employers are signing up weekly!
Meet, greet and take part in on-site interviews with employers in an informal and fun environment, as well as learn about job/internship opportunities offered by diversity driven companies, government agencies, new start-ups and non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Where: DoubleTree Hotel – Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon
Time: Noon to 4:00 pm (Workshops for Job Seekers start at 9:00*)