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Our Mission

To collaborate with the SE Portland community to build informed, inclusive, and participatory neighborhoods that support our social and ecological well-being.
* SE Uplift also joyfully supports Northeast neighborhoods south of I-84

Our Vision

We envision a more resilient future where everyone feels and is welcome, interconnected and empowered with the resources needed to advocate for change on the issues that impact their lives. 

Our Work in Grounded in these Values and Beliefs:

  • Relationship-Building: Personal connections and networks strengthen our communities.
  • Community Involvement: Organized neighbors can shape the future of our communities, including envisioning and enacting positive change. Through collaboration, we co-create the communities we want to inhabit.
  • Grassroots Democracy: We all have a role in determining the character and future of our city through grassroots, bottom-to-top participation.
  • Sharing, Teaching and Learning: With tools, support, and opportunities to connect, we can effect positive change.
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: In an inclusive, multicultural environment, through which we can explore our differences and come together around common interests and goals. You can find our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility statements and lenses here:
  • Building Capacity: We strengthen our communities as we strengthen our neighborhood associations, community based organizations and business districts.
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