Rock the Block

Annual Block Party


Rock the Block is a family-oriented celebration that brings together organizations providing community members access to much needed, life-changing resources.

Rock the Block is Rockwood neighborhood's annual event hosted by social service organizations, government agencies, schools, citizens and private businesses. This year, the event will focus on STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and helping community members access web-based resources. Families can participate in exciting activities, enjoy free meals and received free giveaways! For more information, or to register a booth, please visit our registration page.

Rock the Block Schedule:

12:00 pm - Kids' Parade

12:30 pm - Community Lunch

5:00 - 8:00 pm - Music and entertainment on stage, activities, giveaways and more!

6:00 pm - Community Dinner

Saturday, June 3, 2017

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Rockwood Commons (formerly known as KNOVA Charter School)

740 SE 182nd Ave. Portland OR 97233

We Got Your Back!

Annual Community Backpack and School Supply Giveaway

“We Got Your Back!” is our annual community backpack and school supply giveaway, created to support children and families in East County. The event is open to all students in the K-12 East County community and aims to ease the financial burden of purchasing school supplies and preparing for the new school year.

Over the past four years, “We’ve Got Your Back!” has given away over 6,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to underserved students and ensured a fresh start to their school year. Supporters of the event, Bank of America, The Boeing Company, and many additional members of the local business community, donate the backpacks, school supplies, and food, making this an extremely successful event year after year.

Annually in August

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Rockwood Plaza/RAHS East

2208 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97223

4K 4Charity

Charity Run

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run in PDX is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment.

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run in PDX 2016 Beneficiary:

All proceeds from run registrations will be donated directly to Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school.

Last year, 4K 4Charity sponsors and participants raised more than $50,000 to support RAHS and its students.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Naito Legacy Fountain



Annual Benefit Gala

Our annual benefit Gala to aid at-risk students. The RAHS Gala raises support to help over 700 youth of color, and those living in poverty, rewrite their life stories through educational and wrap-around services at Rosemary Anderson High School. For more information about this year’s upcoming Gala, please visit our blog.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016


Drinks and Appetizers at 6:00pm

Dinner to Follow

Nike World HeadQuarters

Nike’s Tiger Woods Center

One Bowerman Dr, Beaverton, OR 97005


POIC + RAHS Work Connections Breakfast


The annual Work Connections Breakfast helps at-risk students cultivate work connections and overcome barriers to employment faced by teens coming from homes in poverty. It promotes the opportunity for businesses to donate summer internships, job shadowing, business seminars, tours, job training events, or the funds to support these valuable life-training experiences.

We hope to see you there! If you are unable attend but would like to support our program and participants, contact our Director of Employment & Training, Lanya McClintock, at 503.863.7494

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Multnomah Athletic Club

1849 SW Salmon St,

Portland, OR 97205

Become a Sponsor or Purchase a Ticket