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Announcing 2017-2018 Creative Placemaking Project Grants!

APANO and the Division Midway Alliance (DMA) are pleased to announce expanded creative placemaking grant opportunities for 2017-2018! Grants totaling $25,000 are available for the Jade-Midway Placemaking Projects and grants totaling $10,000 are available for the Division Street Bridge Reclamation Projects.

Over the past three years, APANO and DMA have awarded $84,500 for 23 placemaking projects in the Jade (82nd […]

By | 2017-10-12T18:58:42+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Featured, Jade District, News & Events, Opportunities|

Announcing the 2017 Jade-Midway Placemaking Projects!

APANO and the Division-Midway Alliance (DMA) are pleased to present the 2017 Jade-Midway Placemaking Projects: seven creative projects led by local artists and residents to engage the East Portland community in issues that affect them.

Now in its third year, the Jade-Midway Placemaking Project Grants provide opportunities for people who are connected to the neighborhood–including those […]

By | 2017-01-06T22:04:30+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Featured, Jade District, News & Events|

Staff Blog Post: Half way there! What’s been happening the past six months

by Merrie-Chris Agag
Jade District Coordinator, Americorps Vista

Where has the time gone? I can’t believe it is already 2016 and we’re in the month of March! Seriously, time is going by so quickly, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas soon. The AmeriCorps VISTAs are about half-way through the service term and a lot has […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:35+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Jade District, News & Events|

Jade International Night Market: Anchoring our community through celebration

by Todd Struble
Jade District Manager

The mission of the Jade District is rooted in building power in our community and fighting displacement pressures on folks that live in the area around Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street. As part of that mission, we understand that the community which is most affected by investments […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:38+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Jade District, News & Events|

Building a Community Gathering Place

by Melissa Magana
Office & Events Manager

Of APANO’s numerous accomplishments this year, perhaps the most visible one is the successful launch and operation of our temporary community space– fondly called JAMS. By creating a gathering place for our communities, we are also building broader opportunities to engage, educate, and empower. This unique opportunity […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:38+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Jade District, News & Events|