Karen with Chair Castro and Commissioner Timmons-Goodson.

Reducing Racism in Our Communities: A Q&A With Civil Rights Leader Karen Narasaki

Meet a civil rights activist who has used her political role to speak out against racism.

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#UnitedToEndRacism Photo Contest: Time to Vote!

Photo submissions are in! Cast your vote on your favorite #UnitedToEndRacism selfie to help choose our winner!

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A Year United Made Possible By You

Our 2017-18 Impact Report is here - take a look and see how you made a difference for kids and families in our region.

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Help end childhood poverty, discrimination and homelessness in the Portland metro area and donate to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, where we have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, in order to be free to reach their potential.

For nearly 100 years we’ve been connecting and supporting the people, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies working hard to make our region a better place for everyone. We’re partnering with over a hundred of the best nonprofit organizations to focus on schools, families and communities and provide solutions to the challenges created by poverty.  

When we invest in our region’s kids, we free the future. 
After completing our 12th Annual MLK Weekend of Service 2019, we're honored and thrilled to have gathered nearly 1,500 volunteers and completed 73 projects over the course of four powerful days. 

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, staff, and board members for being part of this important event. None of this could have been done without your service and commitment to our community.

Thank you for your generosity. Your efforts have added an incredible value back into our region and carried on the message of Dr. King to serve those in need.