Women United invested $120,000 into programs in the East Bayside last year.
This Portland neighborhood was the first focus of Women United because …
invested in Project Win
invested in Bayside Empowered
BAYSIDE EMPOWERED: $20,000
Based on the results of a needs assessment, and in collaboration with Portland Housing Authority (PHA) and Portland Adult Education (PAE), Women United awarded $20,000 to Bayside emPOWERed to bring together families for bi-monthly dinners and weekly coffee hours. The sessions offer opportunities for families to connect while also gaining skills and information that they have identified as important to their lives.
PROJECT WIN: $100,000
In November 2017, Women United announced a $100,000 multi-year investment in The Opportunity Alliance’s Project WIN (Women in Neighborhoods).
Project WIN works with single mothers and their children living in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, bringing together the partners who can help parents pursue employment skills and education goals to improve their own economic security and stability, while simultaneously ensuring their children are on a path from the earliest age to engage in lifelong learning.
Project WIN will work in a deliberate and focused way to bring together and align resources from various community partners for the greatest impact. Initial community partners include SMCC, Portland Adult Education, Head Start, Pine Tree Legal, and East End Community School.
A FOCUS ON EAST BAYSIDE
Women United has chosen to focus their investments in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland because:
of Bayside families receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
is the Bayside medium income compared to $61,902 in Cumberland County
of Bayside residents are living below the poverty line compared to 7.4% in Cumberland County