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September 18, 2018: Thanks to your generous donations from past fundraisers (and your consideration of a monthly donation to keep it going!), UNP finally has a shared office space! We’re so excited to be joined by 7 other social justice organizations at the new Dismantle Change Build Center at 14 NE Killingsworth, the former site of In Other Words bookstore. HUGE thanks also to Fully, a local B Corporation designing ergonomic office furniture, for their generous donation of desks and chairs to all the partners!
July 20, 2018: We’re thrilled to have hosted our first Summer Celebration at Lagunitas Community Room, and to be planning a second benefit there on October 11th! Check out the fun, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again soon.
March 2, 2018: Recruitment season is officially open for our 6th cohort of outdoor mentor/youth pairs! Learn more and take the first step in the application process HERE by APRIL 15th.
December 5, 2017:
We’re recruiting a Program Intern for January-June 2018. This 10 hour per week position includes a small stipend and college credit if desired, plus the opportunity to get ground-floor experience in all aspects of nonprofit management. Learn more and apply HERE. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNP-PDX is also seeking to add members to our Administrative Committee for Mentor Recruitment & Support, Fundraising, and Strategic Plan Implementation work for 1-year terms beginning in February 2018. Find out more here.
September 10, 2017:
We’re finishing up our first year of partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Outdoor Explorers Program! Please enjoy this video of our May trip to Ape Caves.
August 25, 2017:
UNP-PDX intern and Administrative Committee volunteer Danielle Jones shares her experience building equity outdoors with youth in the Intertwine’s Outside Voice: In Awe of Nature.
May 1, 2017:
UNP is proud to be one of the youth partners helping the Intertwine design Daycations– awesome outdoor day trips you can take in the Portland metro area, which is our specialty. Check it out HERE.
May 10th, 2016:
A huge thank you to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for a second Partners in Conservation Grant, and to the Gray Family Foundation for a second Community Field Trips grant. Thanks to ongoing support from these two funders, we’ll be able to provide more awesome group activities, summer camp scholarships, and outdoor gear to our youth and families, as well as great training and support for our mentors, into summer 2017. Thanks so much for investing in our future!
April 4, 2016:
The Director’s home office is overflowing with outdoor gear and supplies. Help our growing program get the office space we need to support our youth by supporting our campaign here!
February 8, 2016:
We’re so excited to have 7 inaugural members of our new Administrative Committee on board to help support and guide the future of UNP-PDX! We’re still in need of 2 experienced volunteers to help us with Fundraising. Apply, or send our info to someone you know, here.
October 12, 2015:
Our first BENEFIT DINNER & CELEBRATION on OCTOBER 11 at TaborSpace was a smashing success! Thanks to generous donors, our youth, families, and mentors enjoyed an evening of awesome food and live music alongside UNP supporters, and we raised over $2,100. Thanks so much to our tireless volunteers who made it happen!