Unite Oregon City

December 2022

What does Unite Oregon City mean to you?

We started our recent monthly meeting by answering the question of what Unite Oregon City means to each of us in the Planning Group. Our answers follow:
    • Able to engage the community on the broader level

    • Working to create a more welcoming Oregon City where we live and work

    • Made up of like-minded people

    • Resources and different ways to get involved available

    • Structured support, outreach and networking

We would love to have you join us in the new year as we move to in-person monthly meetings again! Stay tuned for more information on the date, time and location.

About Us

Vision Statement
​UOC envisions Oregon City and surrounding areas as being a welcoming and safe space for historically marginalized, disenfranchised and oppressed peoples to share their experiences and voices. We envision a community that accepts and appreciates those including, but not limited to, race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, documentation status, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age and ability.

Mission Statement
Unite Oregon City is a non-partisan group that strives to make Oregon City and the surrounding area a more welcoming and safe place by working collaboratively with other formal and informal community groups to create and support programs, practices, and policies that lead to a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive community that accepts and appreciates the uniqueness of all.

Lunchmaking for the Father's Heart

Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 6pm

1507 11th Street

Oregon City, OR

If you plan to attend, please, enter through the sliding glass doors in the middle of the house.

Contact Karen if you are interested in donating items for the lunches. Supplies can be dropped off at the address listed above by the morning of 12/27/2022.

Check out The Father's Heart website to learn more about their mission to serve our houseless neighbors and their ongoing needs.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Community Share from Home Forward

Home Forward opened the waitlists for over 30 affordable housing properties on November 30th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.! Applications will be accepted online or you can call (503) 415-8050 for assistance over the phone Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Applications will be accepted for two weeks only through December 14th, 2022.

Properties include senior/disabled housing, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, and 4 bedroom units. Applicants must meet income and eligibility guidelines.

Clackamas County Equity Coalition

Clackamas County Equity Coalition

Unite Oregon City is part of the Clackamas County Equity Coalition.

Email clackcoequityco@gmail.com for more details or to submit calendar events.

Visit their website for more information


*Save the Date* Next Quarterly Meeting will be happening on January 12, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Zoom. Special Guest will be Clackamas ESD Superintendent Larry Didway to talk about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in relation to schools across Clackamas County. Break out rooms for Q and A with Mr. Didway, support for candidates who may be interested in running for their local School Board and other related topics.

Respond to Racism Storytime features books by authors from various backgrounds.

December 5, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Register here.

Bystander Training with Right to Be December 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.

REGISTER in advance for this webinar.

Respond to Racism & LO for LOve are co-hosting a Silent Walk on December 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Lake Oswego, 200 1st St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Walk in silence to support our BIPOC community, thinking of equality, love, belonging and healing

Wilsonville Aliance for Inclusive Communities shared a wonderful Cultural Calendar for 2023.

Clackamas Community College is launching a free basic computer skills course at its Wilsonville campus. The course is open to the public and will be held Thursdays, January 19, 2023, to March 16, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. No laptop is needed for this community education class.

To sign up, visit: https://forms.gle/812ZzwxJdUNJN2Dh7. Need help registering? Call 503-594-0940. The CCC Wilsonville campus is located at 29353 SW Town Center Loop. For more information about community education at CCC, visit www.clackamas.edu/community-education.

Clackamas Diverse Educator Pathway is a program that helps racially, culturally and linguistically diverse classified staff become teachers and fill critical gaps in Clackamas County schools. CDEP provides successful applicants with $2,500 to $15,000 in tuition scholarships per term (winter and spring) — subject to available funds — to attend Clackamas Community College, Oregon State University, Pacific University Oregon, Portland State University and Western Oregon University. Find out more about the program on the Clackamas Education Service District website