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5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR, 97215
United States


Confluence Environmental Center

Change Agent Project

Change Agent Project

The Change Agent Project (CAP) is an exciting opportunity for Members to spend 40-120 hours co-creating a project with a community of their own choosing. CAP allows Members to practice community-driven development and project management skills that they can carry with them beyond AmeriCorps.

Some examples of past CAPs are:

  • Designed and launched Tails to Trails, a program connecting foster kids with foster dogs on nature walks.
  • A resource manual and signs for school garden coordinators to use in developing their summer maintenance plans
  • Starting a community garden on an unused piece of city property that ended up creating a wonderful sense of community in the neighborhood in addition to producing delicious, organic food
  • Created the foundations for Ariadne Garden to grow as a thriving community resource by establishing a decision making procedure and building communications platforms
  • Started a youth educational community garden and installed medicinal herb wheel
  • A short video about living alongside beaver habitat.
  • Develop an interactive lesson on how to evaluate the role of community gardens in food access for neighborhoods
  • Educational project aimed to increase public knowledge of the meaning behind food eco-labels and how they affect buying choices for consumers
  • Educational tool for kids to understand where recycling, trash and compost end up after putting it on the curb
  • A native plant species swap program where Invasive plants are swapped with Native plants
  • Naturescaping workshops for low-income families
  • Created "Trash Cards" describing where garbage, recycling and compost is sent from curbsides in Portland, OR
  • Freecycling:  sharing clothing and items for free before they get donated to charities
  • Researched Benefit Corporation legislation, the movement to enact such a policy in Oregon and it's potential impacts