Black History Month Is Every Month

Friday, Mar. 24, 2023

We at United Way of the Columbia-Willamette believe Black History Month is every month (a helpful belief seeing as our All Staff event was canceled last month due to the snow!) Black Americans have had an indelible and beautiful impact on our nation throughout its history, despite the pains and p

Early Learning

Springing Into Early Learning

Monday, Mar. 20, 2023

Our Early Learning experts took advantage of a somewhat sunny day on March 11th to help put on the Spring Into Learning resource fair organized with MHCC Head Start.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Your Neighbor Next Door

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023

In 2021, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette developed a pooled fund to support efforts of community partners across Oregon in vaccine advocacy, access and education.

Housing Stability

29 Housing-Related Terms to Know

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

United Way of the Columbia Willamette believes that housing is not a luxury, it is a basic human right, and that everyone deserves to have a safe and affordable place to call home.


Offering Hope Through Community Support

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, we see ourselves as conveners, knowing that the issues we seek to tackle, and the systemic change they require, necessitates a diverse group of problem solvers.

Early Learning

Making STEM Learning Fun and Inclusive

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

Early learning is vital to children, families and communities. But significant cultural barriers amplify the systemic racism that undergirds our education ecosystem and makes it more difficult for communities of color to succeed and thrive.

Early Learning

STEAM Community Trainer Q+A

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

Building confidence and expertise in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is integral to a modern education.


Creating Impact Through Volunteerism

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

For more than two decades, our Hands On Greater Portland team has hosted numerous volunteer projects during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend known as the MLK Weekend of Service.

Housing Stability

NAYA Brings Culture and Beauty to Housing in the Cully Neighborhood

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022

A red, geometric pattern encircles the modern-looking, four-story podium building found in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland. This pattern, emblazoned into slats of wood, represents friendship and comes from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Refuting Disaster Capitalism

Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2022

At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, we value those who are closest to the crises. The knowledge and experience of those working within communities, especially in times of crisis, should be paramount. Their voices should be held in highest regard around the tables where decisions are made.

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