Community

Community Outreach & Engagement

Events

POIC + RAHS supports a variety of events that are dedicated to bringing people together, building stronger families, and promoting unity and safety in our communities. Please join us as we invest in our youth, our communities and our future.

Youth Activities

POIC + RAHS is not only committed to the success of our Rosemary Anderson High School students and graduates, but we are also committed to helping youth in the greater Portland area become contributing members in a thriving community. We offer several opportunities throughout the year for youth to socialize while gaining valuable skills in employment and training, community outreach, and team building through sports and other avenues.

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Street Level Gang Outreach

POIC + RAHS is committed to fostering safe communities through our Community Outreach Department, providing street-level gang outreach workers. This program is a partnership among Portland and Gresham police departments, the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, Portland Parks Bureau, and TriMet. Outreach workers provide youth with referrals that promote reconnection to schools, pathways to employment, and navigation to social support services, as well as, mentorship, home visits, and connecting youth with pro social activities.

Professional Development

Growth is Essential
Reverend Leon H Sullivan
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Reverend Leon H Sullivan

OIC was started by Reverend Leon H. Sullivan Here is a short clip from documentary: "A Principled Man" The Rev. Leon H. Sullivan Story

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Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life
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Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life

Whether you’re a CEO or an entry-level employee, this book will inspire you to reflect on your life and design your own long-term growth plan—a plan that can lead not only to continuing professional success but to personal fulfillment as well.

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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do
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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do

Leadership self-assessment so readers can measure to what extent they lead by serving and where they can improve. The authors also have added answers to the most frequently asked questions about how to apply the SERVE model in the real world.

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Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev’ry Voice
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Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev’ry Voice

Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev’ry Voice is told largely through the words of men and women who lived through and led the struggles for human rights in Portland.

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Dr. Joy DeGruy
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Dr. Joy DeGruy

Dr. Joy DeGruy authored the book entitled Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, which addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas.

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The Oz Principle
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The Oz Principle

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability is the groundbreaking work that introduces the vital role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance.

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Articles
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Articles

With the recent shootings and the rise in violence within The African American community in Portland and throughout urban America it is crucial for us to understand as much as we can of the experiences of young black males in an effort to learn more about how they are copying with the stressors associated with growing up black and male in America.

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The New Jim Crow
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The New Jim Crow

Our organization is committed to educating ourselves in the industry. Here is a book we are reading and recommend to others. The New Jim Crow:Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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