Here are a few of the community resources available in the Eugene-Springfield area or online. Check out their websites for more information or for leads to more resources.
Addiction Resource was founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Their goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.
Amigos engages in educational activities that focus on the nature and significance of international human rights. They emphasize the importance of respecting immigrant rights as human rights. Amigos advocates on behalf of fair and equitable immigration policies that are responsive to the needs of people from Latin American nations, many of whom come to the United States to escape poverty, political violence, and other human rights violations.
The mission of the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council is to create opportunities which foster friendship and harmonious relations among all people by presenting events and activities that will stimulate a better understanding of Asian and Asian-American cultures.
The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.
Community Alliance of Lane County, or CALC, has been working since 1966 to create a more just and peaceful community. We seek to collaborate with organizations, institutions, government and individuals to bring about lasting change.
- We address root causes of oppression by seeking to change attitudes, behaviors, and policy through education, activism, and cultural means.
- We challenge ourselves and others to address privilege and power, to work collaboratively as effective allies, and help build leadership, especially for dis-empowered and marginalized people.
- We work with and for a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-gendered, multi-generational movement on social justice issues and projects.
The Commission focuses on its City Council-approved work plan, community matters, and working within City government. The Commission undertakes a two-year work plan, currently focused on four goals:
1) Building Commission capacity
2) Enhancing the Commission relationship and role within the City government
3) Responding to human rights concerns and trends
4) Working toward a human rights framework in Eugene
On October 27, 2015, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners approved a recommended framework that included:
1. Create a Human Rights Advisory Body;
2. Institutionalize Equity Efforts;
3. Improve Recruitment, Selections, Retention, and Advancement;
4. Require Annual Equity and Access Training for all Lane County Employees; and
5. Engage Community Partners as an Equity and Service Resource.
The Eugene Chamber Latino Business Network is a group for Latino businesses to support one another in their day-to-day business challenges and opportunities in order to ensure their business success. Latino Business owners, managers and co-owners will gain information and advice, as well as mentor one another through peer networking and educational programs.
The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. In Lane County, primary activities include implementation of education programs and events for public awareness and community building. The Eugene Springfield NAACP also coordinates institutional collaborations to increase cultural inclusion. Included is the Act-So youth empowerment program of the NAACP where local youth compete in categories ranging from the Humanities to the Performing arts.
Established in 1909 to protect the safety and human rights of America’s population of People of Color, the NAACP founded its first branch in Southern Oregon (Eugene) in 1976. While it services Lane County, it also maintains a leadership role in the State of Oregon and provides support to other regional offices.
The goal of the GEAR UP program is to ensure that Oregon's low-income middle school and high school students are prepared for, pursue, and succeed in postsecondary education.
Oregon GEAR UP - which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs - is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the contributions of many community partners including The Ford Family Foundation. They work with select middle and high schools over six or seven years to create a college-going culture by providing funding and technical assistance, professional development for educators, and summer opportunities for students.
The vision shared by the OIEA Board Members is to create collaborations with school districts, universities, and state officials to endorse an indigenous knowledge base that enhances, endorses and validates the higher learning of native students. With greater participation in the cultural determination of education, belief is that not only will native students begin to see their place in this world, but non natives will benefit from seeing how much indigenous knowledge can contribute to a new cultural pedagogy of learning.
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