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5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR, 97215
United States

(503)719-6779

Confluence Environmental Center

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APPLY TO BE AN AMERICORPS PROJECT PARTNER

On January 29, Confluence announced it's 8th annual Request for Proposals. Confluence invites all eligible nonprofit organizations, public schools and government agencies to submit a proposal to host a Confluence AmeriCorps Member. Proposals are due March 15, 2018. 

 

PROPOSAL MATERIALS

Project Partner Fact Sheet - Partnership overview

2018-19 Proposal Guidelines - Confluence overview and application instructions

2018-19 Application - Application documents

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL timeline

January 29 - RFP Materials Published!

February 7 - RFP Information Session - Option 1 (new applicants) from 9:30 - 11:30 hosted at TaborSpace Muir Hall  

February 13 - RFP Information Session - Option 2 (new applicants) from 2:30 - 4:30 hosted at TaborSpace Library  

March 15 - Complete Proposals DUE

April 12 - Community Readers Score Proposals 

April 26 - Applicants Notified  

May 3 - Proposal Revisions DUE (if requested) 

May 9 - Diverse Recruitment TrainingTime + Location TBD

May 25 - Positions posted 

August 23 - New Supervisor Training: Time + Location TBD

Sept 5, 2018 - Member Start Date

Sept 11 - Supervisor Day with Members

Sept 12 - Members term begins with site on-boarding

July 26, 2019 - Member term completes

A complete calendar of events will be available in August

 

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT PARTNERS

  • Value and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Design and execute environmental equity projects with clear goals, activities and outcomes
  • Collaborate with Confluence staff to recruit an AmeriCorps Member who reflects the communities served
  • Ensure that at least 50% of individuals engaged live in historically under-served communities
  • Provide supervision and mentoring for the full 11-month term of service
  • Create a comfortable work space with sufficient resources and opportunities for professional development
  • Follow specific guidelines and instructions set forth by AmeriCorps and Confluence
  • Contribute a $13,500 Cash Match per Member

PREVIOUS + CURRENT PARTNERS

 

diversity, EQUITY + INCLUSION RESOURCES

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Glossary of terms

Equity in Grantmaking - Marcelo Bonta

Center for Diversity and the Environment - Equity training and leadership cohorts

Resolutions Northwest - Equity training and consulting

People's Institute for Sustainability and Beyond - Undoing-racism workshop series

White Supremacy Culture - Dismantle non-inclusive work cultures

Green 2.0 - Creating inclusive environments

Equity Audit -  Equity starts from within, courtesy of Coalition of Communities of Color + All Hands Raised

Equity and Empowerment - Engaging to empower, courtesy of Multnomah County

Invisible Backpack - Understand white privilegePortland's African American History - Portland's racial history

Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission CRITFC 

Verde Papers

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon 

 

 

    CONTACT

    Program Director: Lara Jones | ljones@confluencecenter.org | 503-719-6779

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