Thanks to Fully, a local B Corporation designing ergonomic office furniture, for their generous donation of desks and chairs to all our office mates at the Dismantle Change Build Center, and to Lewis & Clark’s Small Business Legal Clinic for low cost consultation for our transition to an independent 501(c)(3) in 2019!
Huge thanks to Lagunitas Community Room for hosting us for our Summer Celebration AND our our Spring into Fall Benefit! Special thanks to BNL Tech, wedding guests of 2 of our mentors, Columbia Sportswear, and an anonymous donor for sponsoring tables for our families and mentors; Tamale Boy and Elephants Deli for awesome food; Chora da Alegria and DJ Anquas Gek for entertainment; Oregonic Tonic, Hot Lips, Winderlea Winery, and Green Zebra for refreshments; and Edward Hill, Regina Fenton Massage, and Xo-Ka crafts (our very own Xochi & Kasia mentor pair!) for providing awesome presentations and activities!
Generous auction and raffle donations also came from Breitenbush, Bridge City Kid, Patagonia, Woonwinkel, Oregon State Parks Foundation, Oregon Zoo, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Cocoon Silk, and Orange Theory Fitness, among so many others. Please support your community businesses that help support awesome programs like ours!
In summer 2018, we sent 13 youth to a week of summer camp– or to teen leadership programs for the first time– completely on scholarship! Thanks to our partners at the Community Cycling Center Trackers Earth, OMSI, Audubon, Mazamas’ Adventure Wild program, Soul River, Portland Parks’ Jr GRUNT program, and the Oregon Zoo for helping youth have such seminal experiences outdoors.
Thanks to the Portland Parks Foundation, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Columbia Sportswear, Portland Children’s Levy, First Interstate Bank, Columbia River Peace Corps Association, Culmination Brewing, an anonymous donor from the Oregon Community Foundation, and Jam on Hawthorne for providing UNP with small grants and community based promotions to help get our new mentors trained up, our youth geared up and outside all year, and our support functions running in 2018!
Urban Nature Partners is a proud long term participant in the Youth Mentoring Collaborative ,working alongside agency and nonprofit partners to get more diverse teens into the outdoors and outdoor careers, as well as alongside other mentoring professionals in the new Portland Area Mentoring Collaborative. We’re also thrilled to support the Alpenglow Collective to increase outdoor recreation access for female-identified folks!
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Thanks to Float On for providing free sensory deprivation tank floats as incentives for our mentors and volunteers to rejuvenate, and the Adidas and Columbia company stores for providing discounts on sportswear for our hardworking folks.
In 2017 and 18, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest at the US Forest Service to facilitate joint group outings for our mentor pairs! The Outdoor Explorers program is the pilot project for the entire Pacific Northwest region.
A huge thank you to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for two Partners in Conservation Grants and two Small Projects and Conservation Education grants to get us started and solidify our programs in our first 3.5 years. We are also proud to have received two Gray Family Foundation Community Field Trips and Environmental Education grants grant for more awesome youth and family outings and camps into 2018.
Urban Nature Partners PDX is a member of The Intertwine Alliance, a coalition of Portland organizations working together to more fully engage residents with the outdoors and nature.
Urban Nature Partners PDX also works with the Institute for Youth Success and Mentor, nonprofits that provides resources to support best practices in youth mentoring.
We work closely with SUN Schools in Multnomah County to select youth from underserved neighborhoods that will be the perfect match for our program. Thanks to SUN Site Managers through IRCO and Latino Network at Harrison Park, Cesar Chavez, and Harvey Scott Schools for making it happen!