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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

We Believe In:

  • 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: in a new tab)
  • Building Capacity: We strengthen our communities as we strengthen our neighborhood associations, community based organizations and business districts.