Call to Action: Making Our Workplaces More Representative of Our City

Emerging Leaders Initiative has grown rapidly since its start in 2016, placing 201 students into internships at 84 companies around the region. This success has created high demand from students, sharply outpacing supply of internships. Last year, the program received 876 applications and placed 80 interns. With this incredible wealth of talented students, ELI sees huge opportunity to connect them with companies seeking to diversify their workforce.

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Call to Action: Street Roots Supply Kit Project

BBPDX members care deeply about the communities in which we live and work. We’re committed to addressing the root cause of housing and homelessness to ensure a thriving Portland. As we continue our work on policies and programs to address those root causes, we also challenge our members to find ways to provide comfort and support to those currently living outside. We’re excited to invite BBPDX members to participate in the Street Roots Supply Kit Project where BBPDX member businesses and their employees create supply kits for the hard working Street Roots vendors who write, edit, publish, and sell this important local media source.

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