These are some of the organizations that WE SHINE partners with:

Listed in random order:


The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) empowers the residents of Northeast Portland and the city at large to make a difference in the communities they live in by supporting grassroots efforts to strike a path towards civic change.  WeShine is so pleased that NECN is serving as our fiscal sponsor in our initial capacity-building and fund development phase.

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Laurelhurst Neighbors

Established in 1909, Laurelhurst is a neighborhood of vintage homes and undulating streets surrounding beautiful Laurelhurst Park, straddling the NE and SE sections of Portland. The neighborhood borders Sunnyside to the south, Kerns to the west, North Tabor to the east, and Hollywood to the north. A number of Laurelhurst neighbors have joined  WeShine to assist with outreach, offer administrative support, and help build and support our micro-villages. 

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Street Roots

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.  The Street Roots Ambassador Program builds on the talents and expertise of people on the streets while diversifying opportunities at Street Roots. The Ambassador Program plans to lead trainings, workshops, and community conversations to strengthen how housed neighbors communicate with unhoused neighbors. Others do outreach support, conduct surveys in support of research projects, and work as mobile journalists.

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Social Venture Partners

SVP Portland brings professionals and organizations together in partnership to address community challenges.  As venture philanthropists, we mobilize talent, money, and influence for investment in nonprofits and collaborations.

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Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association

Sullivan’s Gulch is the neighborhood in Northeast Portland between I-84 (“the gulch”) and NE Broadway St. and from NE 15th to 33rd Ave.  We’re named after Timothy Sullivan, an early farmer in the area, who settled his donation land claim on January 27, 1851.​ The Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association works to make our neighborhood more livable through various committees, information and referral.  Meetings are open to all.

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Kerns Neighborhood Association

Kerns Neighborhood Association represents all residents and workers in the Kerns Neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, located in Northwest corner of Southeast Portland: between the Willamette river and 32nd/33rd Ave and between I-84 and Burnside/Stark. We work to bring neighbors together to support each other and improve our neighborhood.

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