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Portland Children’s Levy looking for volunteers

Council members from left to right, front row: Lolita Broadous, Karina Bjork, Kamla Hurst, Amarachi Duru, Lisa Wittorff; back row: Jami K. LeBaron, Amy Ramos, Alejandra Favela, Alix Sanchez, Stephen Pham; not pictured: LaNae Williams


PCL is recruiting volunteers with lived, professional, and volunteer experience with marginalized children, youth, families and their support services for its Community Council.


The Levy is looking to fill 2 seats with community members who have experience with youth with disabilities and/or parents of children with disabilities; experience with human services and child abuse prevention and intervention; families navigating poverty and food insecurity; grant-making; and/or residents of east Portland and north Portland. Community members with lived and/or professional experience in these areas are encouraged to apply.


PCL is committed to supporting our participants’ engagement in Council work. We offer stipends of up to $500 per year, accommodations for disabilities, interpretation, translation, and meals for meetings. An informational session is available 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Applications are due Aug. 7. To attend the information session, contact the Levy’s Community Engagement Coordinator directly by email at racheal.nakhabala@portlandoregon.gov or call her at 503-823-8763. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 to receive the meeting link and agenda.

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