Rosewood Initiative

2016 Portland area Holiday Activity Guide. Fun for the entire family! Storybooklane, Train rides, Christmas ships, Colorful lights, 250+ Tuba Concert on the Square and much more. Info here!

Wilkes East Neighborhood, 2017 Fall Meeting: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM

11/13/2017 - 7:00pm
11/13/2017 - 9:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting, Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM. Everyone's invited! Join your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference! Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building. Info here!

When: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7PM-9PM
(New date! 2nd Monday)
Where: Albertina Kerr
Gresham Campus, Training Building
(small bldg, center north on campus)
722 NE 162nd Av
Gresham, OR
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Neighborhood Meeting, Everyone's Invited

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference!

Save the date
Be sure to save Monday, November 13th at 7PM for the Wilkes East Neighborhood 2017 Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held at Albertina Kerr, 722 NE 162nd Av, Training Building (small bldg, center north on property), Gresham OR. Get map!

Guests & Topics
Speakers for the November 13th meeting include: Election of Board Officers, Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), City of Gresham Code Compliance, Rockwood Boys & Girls Club, City of Gresham Transportation Dept, Proposed 162nd Max Station name change

November is election month. Please consider becoming a board member. Nominate yourself. No experience needed. All positions are open.

Remember, if we don’t have a neighborhood association then we will have no idea, or say, in what is going on in our neighborhood or community!

Seeking Board Members.   Are you motivated, passionate, creative?
Did you know you can become a Member-at-Large at any time? Being a Board Member is a great opportunity and experience for any neighbor, whether you’ve been on a board before or you're considering the idea for the first time. No experience required. Nominate yourself. Info here! or contact any board member.

Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Be Part Of Your Community. Plan To Attend.

The Wilkes East Neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of the City of Gresham, Oregon, and is one of Gresham's sixteen neighborhoods. Wilkes East Neighborhood borders are roughly NE Sandy Blvd to the north, NE 181st Ave to the east, NE Glisan St to the south, and NE 162nd Ave to the west. Get map!.

Agenda

  • Election of Board Officers
  • Gresham Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
  • City of Gresham Code Compliance
  • Rockwood Boys & Girls Club
  • City of Gresham Transportation Dept
  • Proposed 162nd Max Station name change
  • plus a Nadaka update and neighborhood news.


Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting Signs. Info here!

Watch for these red & white Meeting Signs the week before our meeting. The signs were purchased with assistance of the City of Gresham Neighborhood Grant Program, and with volunteer hours to set them out and retrieve them. Signs Now NW also made a generous contribution to this project.

Mark your calendar. See you there!

Share Your Opinion, Rockwood Area Neighbors Listening Circle; Rosewood Initiative: Apr 21, 2014 7-9PM

04/21/2014 - 7:00pm
04/21/2014 - 9:00pm
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Rockwood Area Neighbors Listening Circle; Rosewood Initiative: Apr 21, 2014 7-9PM. An open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. Info here!

Tell Us What Works, and What Could Be Even Better

When: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7PM-9PM
Where: Rosewood Initiative
161126 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
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Refreshments will be served

You're Invited!
Camassia Community Planning, a grad student group from Portland State University has partnered with the Rockwood Neighborhood Association to host an open discussion for Rockwood Area Neighbors from Wilkes East, Centennial, North Gresham, or Rockwood. We want to hear about what works in your neighborhood, and what could be even better!

Camassia Community Planning, with the support of Planning and Urban Design department of the City of Gresham, will develop Opportunity Maps, using an innovative method for analyzing and displaying the neighborhood conditions that affect community health and well-being. In order to ensure that the maps reflect the lived experiences of the residents of Gresham, Camassia would like to come to you to start a conversation about the opportunities you see in your area. Take the 5-min Survey!

Free Community Event, Rosewood Summer Kick Off: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6PM-9PM

06/14/2013 - 6:00pm
06/14/2013 - 9:00pm
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Free Community Event, Rosewood Summer Kick Off: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6PM-9PM. Building Our Community Together. Info here
Rosewood Café, 162nd & SE Stark

Join The Fun!

When: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6-9PM
Where: Rosewood Cafe & Community Center
16126 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Rosewood Summer Kick Off!!
The Rosewood Initiative is collaborating with Morpheus Youth Project, American Indian Movement, Resolutions NW, David Douglas and Centennial High School Students, One Life and others to celebrate a kick off to a safe summer! It's going to be a blast and everyone is welcome!

Performances by: Restorative Justice students, Mexica Tiahui, local BBoys, One Life, Also, Taj Rockitt, Double Up, All Soul, Rey Totum and THE LOCALS! With DJ Weather on the turn tables...join us for a night of music, food and fun in Rosewood!

We need help with donations of bottled water, snacks, and positive adult presence.

In other news, the remodel of Rosewood is well under way, our walls and floors are painted and we're working on things like lighting, plumbing, room acoustics, and lots of other odds and ends. We couldn't do it without the THOUSANDS of volunteer hours from our neighbors and partners. Thank you everyone!

Rosewood T-shirts are in today, we're going to be selling them for $20 to raise some money for the great work we're doing. Stop by to pick one up and see the progress we're making. Keep in touch on our FaceBook group page, search The Rosewood Initiative and ask to join to keep up to date.

Rosewood Area Prosperity Initiative visioning workshop, Rosewood Cafe: Jan 25, 2011 3-5PM

01/25/2012 - 3:00pm
01/25/2012 - 5:00pm
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Rosewood Area Prosperity Initiative visioning workshop, Rosewood Cafe: Jan 25, 2011 3-5PM. Show your support. Everyone who lives or works in or around the Rosewood area will benefit from the success of the Rosewood Initiative. Details here!

When: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3-5PM
Where: Rosewood Cafe
609 SE 162nd Ave
(just south of Stark next to Sam's Restaurant)
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Building Community - Neighbors helping neighbors

We need your participation in the next phase of the Rosewood Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative, a project with Portland Development Commission to support the emerging Rosewood business district.

Join us this Wednesday, January 25th from 3-5pm for a visioning workshop. We will discuss and outline a vision for increasing the economic competitiveness of Rosewood. It is crucial at this stage to have a diverse range of perspectives and participation. Nick Sauvie from Rose Community Development Corporation will facilitate and we will have a Spanish interpreter to assist our conversation.

We hope you can make it! This work is in conjunction with our public safety efforts and is an important part of bringing in the resources that we need for long-term improvement in the Rosewood community. Thank you for continuing to be involved in Rosewood!

Jenny Glass, The Rosewood Initiative

Rosewood, Proposed 'Mini' Urban Renewal Area Meeting: Nov 8, 2011 5:30PM

11/08/2011 - 5:30pm
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The ROSEWOOD area is proposed to be a new

When: Tue Nov 8, 2011 5:30PM
Where: IRCO
10301 NE Glisan
Portland, OR
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Show Your Support Tonight!
Meeting with Portland Development Commission at 5:30pm at IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan, Portland to explore the options of the ROSEWOOD area as a new "mini-urban renewal area."

This is our first workshop to discuss what resources that could bring our neighborhood. It's extremely important that we have a diverse group of people to represent us, please come participate!.

Rosewood Area Community Meeting, Rosewood Cafe: Nov 16, 2011 1:00PM

11/16/2011 - 1:00pm
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Rosewood Area Community Meeting, Rosewood Cafe: Nov 16 2011 1:00PM. Show your support. Everyone who lives or works in or around the Rosewood area will benefit from the success of the Rosewood Initiative. Details here!

When: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:000PM
Where: Rosewood Cafe
609 SE 162nd Ave
(at Stark, in Village Square plaza)
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Building Community - Neighbors helping neighbors

About Rosewood
The Rosewood Initiative is a non-profit organization launched in 2009 dedicated to making the Rosewood area a safe and desirable place to live, work, and play. To accomplish this goal, they are partnering with residents, apartment managers and owners, businesses, churches, government agencies, social services, neighborhood associations, and public safety agencies.

Rosewood is a roughly 15-block area around the intersection of NE 162nd & Burnside. The neighborhood is most commonly defined as SE 157th to SE 165th and NE Holiday to SE Alder.

Everyone who lives or works in or around the Rosewood area will benefit from the success of the Rosewood Initiative.

Rosewood/162nd Max Station Name Change Proposed

Rosewood/162nd Max Station Name Change Proposed. Info here!
162nd Max Station (view east), 162nd & E Burnside, Portland OR

By Jenny Glass
Executive Director, Rosewood Initiative

(Update: At the November 13, 2017 Wilkes East Neighborhood Association General Meeting neighbors approved a motion to support the Rosewood/162nd Max station name change.)

The Rosewood Initiative, a community organization serving the neighborhood since 2009, has requested that TriMet change the 162nd Ave MAX station name to Rosewood/162nd. This is a request to honor, identify and lift up the community that the station resides in. It is part of a larger effort for and by the community to create a sense of place and belonging. Where is Rosewood?

No one has claimed "ownership" in the form of investment, financial or otherwise, in this MAX stop since it was created. In fact, although the 162nd MAX station has one of the highest rates of ridership compared to other stops, the station area has received almost no public or private investment since it was built. Here's a snapshot of the lack of investment:

The public sector has invested in mixed-use buildings, pedestrian improvements and crime prevention programs to improve MAX ridership. At the 162nd Avenue station, that amount totaled $900,000.

By comparison, the public sector has spent $28 million improving the area around the Killingsworth MAX station, the audit said. The Tuality MAX station in Hillsboro has drawn $12 million in transit-oriented public investment.

When the public sector does not invest in a community for decades, we collectively pay the price by having to react to symptoms like concentrated poverty and high crime and consequently an extraordinary amount of police and emergency response services, as well as social safety net services. Maintaining brokenness is very expensive. We can't afford it.

Renaming the MAX station is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and create a strategy for investment around the 162nd MAX station. The Rosewood Initiative has stepped up to lead the advocacy for investment in this station.

The Rosewood Initiative was started to reduce crime in the area. Rebuilding relationships between community and police in both Gresham and Portland was one of the first strategies. But even the Portland and Gresham Police that started The Rosewood Initiative understood that the high crime in this area was not going to be solved by policing, but by public and private sectors coming together and collectively investing in a community.

We would love to work together with Rockwood Neighborhood Association, Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, City of Gresham, TriMet, Metro, and the people that live near the 162nd Ave MAX station to create a comprehensive strategy for investment that is led by the people that live in the community.

We believe that one of the first steps toward collectively taking ownership of the 162nd Ave MAX station area is to give it its own unique identity. Since this area is now known to many as "Rosewood" we think this is a symbolic gesture to highlight the cross-jurisdictional investment that is imperative to support the Rosewood community.

More Info
For more information contact The Rosewood Initiative.

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2017 Newsletter here!

Download the Wilkes East Neighborhood Fall 2017 Newsletter here! Wilkes East Neighborhood, Gresham Oregon USA. Diversity, Harmony, Community- Together 'WE' can make a difference.

2017 Fall Newsletter

"Diversity, Harmony, Community -
Together 'WE' can make a difference!”


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Inside This Issue:

 

  • Rockwood Boys & Girls Club Opens
  • Zimmerman House Holiday Tours
  • Rosewood/162 Max Stop Name Change
  • Happenings at Nadaka Nature Park
  • Reynolds Athletics Hall or Fame
  • Neighborhood Meeting, Nov 13th 7PM

Download your copy here. (includes active web links)

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Volunteers Needed
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To volunteer contact info@wilkeseastna.org.

The Rosewood Initiative monthly meeting: Mar 21, 2012 1-2PM

03/21/2012 - 1:00pm
03/21/2012 - 2:00pm
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The Rosewood Initiative monthly meeting: Mar 21, 2012 1-2PM. Building Our Community Together. Info here!

When: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1-2PM
Where: Rosewood Cafe
609 SE 162nd Av
Portland, OR
Get Map!

The Rosewood Initiative monthly community meeting is Mar 21st from 1-2pm at Rosewood Cafe, 609 SE 162nd Ave. Everyone's invited to attend.

Here's what's on the agenda

  • Public safety, what's going on with all the police in our area? Neighborhood Response Team, Special Enforcement Team, Gang Enforcement Team, gang outreach and partnership work between Portland and Gresham Police across the 162nd divide.
  • Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative partnership with Portland Development Commission- our vision for the Rosewood neighborhood and 10 years of support from PDC!
  • Rosewood Cafe- really, when are we going to start construction?? and we got a piano!
  • Youth activities- Youth Night, possibility for open gym at Oliver Elementary, Backpack Project partnership with Oliver and Parklane Elementary Schools and local churches, connecting Lewis and Clark college students with Centennial Learning Center HS students for college readiness mentoring
  • Bike fair in May?
  • Mural project on the 76 Gas Station for summer 2012?
  • April 14th celebration of partnerships
  • Funding...a quick summary

It sounds like a lot, but these are going to be quick updates because we want to make sure you all connect with one another on the work that's happening.

Of course, you can always check rosewoodinitiative.org to keep updated, but there is nothing like coming out and taking part in this!

Rosewood Area Community Meeting, Rosewood Cafe: Jan 18, 2011 1:00PM

01/18/2012 - 1:00pm
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Rosewood Area Community Meeting, Rosewood Cafe: Jan 18, 2012 1:00PM. Show your support. Everyone who lives or works in or around the Rosewood area will benefit from the success of the Rosewood Initiative. Details here!

When: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:000PM
Where: Rosewood Cafe
609 SE 162nd Ave
(just south of Stark next to Sam's Restaurant)
Portland, OR
Get Map!

Building Community - Neighbors helping neighbors

Our next monthly Rosewood Community Meeting is around the corner, join us for a conversation about safety in our community: Wednesday, January 18th at 1pm at Rosewood Cafe- 609 SE 162nd Ave (just south of Stark next to Sam's Restaurant)

In the recent past, this community meeting has covered a variety of topics, but we see the need to bring this back to a focused conversation on public safety in our area. We will give brief updates on our progress with the Rosewood space and our partnership with Portland Development Commission on economic development, but the majority of this meeting will focus on how we can continue making the Rosewood neighborhood a safe place for everyone to live, work and play.

We need your perspective to make this a positive and productive conversation. Hope to see you there!

Jenny Glass, The Rosewood Initiative

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