Neighborhood Partnerships is Celebrating!

Neighborhood Partnerships is celebrating! We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday September 14, 2010 as we recognize our collective hard work and success!

In addition to celebrating, we’ll be marking the launch of our new effort to support key partners statewide in addressing the disconnect between what Oregon needs and what we’re doing. We are working to create an Oregon which offers its diversity of residents’ opportunities to thrive, pathways out of poverty and disenfranchisement and adequately supported public systems and structures as shared tools for these goals.  Working with all of our partners to improve communications across issue silos, we will work in the coming years to advance a broadly shared view of what it takes to build a state and communities where opportunity is real, asset building is a priority and citizens are engaged in creating the future.

Our special guest for the evening is Patrick Bresette.  Patrick is Associate Program Director of the Public Works Program at Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action.  He heads the fieldwork of the program, leading efforts to translate the research conducted at Public Works on Americans’ perceptions of government into practical applications for interested individuals, organizations, and coalitions

Patrick will share some of the Demos work on how to communicate the role that government can and should play in the lives of our communities. Demos’ work is grounded in theories of effective communications from cognitive science, cultural anthropology, linguistics and other “framing” studies.

The event will be at Northwest Natural in downtown Portland from 5:30–7:00PM.  Email us and let us know if you would like to celebrate with us!