The NAYA Family Center's Community Engagement program builds capacity for the Native American community by expanding community capital. We strive to build leadership capacity, create future leaders, and provide opportunities to strengthen the resources of existing leaders. We know that growth of leadership will increase public and community awareness of the needs of the Native community and other communities of color. We believe that our coordinated efforts will result in more equitable distribution of resources and access to power.
The Portland Youth & Elders Council works to strengthen the quality of life for the Portland American Indian and Alaskan Native community by encouraging local leadership, community development, and the practice of culture, values, and traditions.
Making the Invisible Visible is a document describing the Portland Native community that is designed to educate key audiences to the concerns that the Native people of Portland share. The document was created by the Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable, a coalition of 24 Native Organizations.
The Coalition of Communities of Color is an alliance of culturally-specific community-based organizations representing six communities of color: African American, American Immigrant and Refugee, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American, and Slavic.