• DMA Program Updates
    • Division Midway Alliance Participates in May Day
    • Low-Income Fare
    • Festival of Nations Planning Committee
    • Karen English Classes
    • Karen Gardening Workshop
  • Resources
    • DMA Community Hours
    • Storefront Grant
    • SE Works
    • BOP
  • Events
    • Proud Ground at Rosewood
    • Community Investment Trust
    • Midway Business Association Monthly Meeting
    • Business Outreach Program Workshop: The Life of a Lease from Negotiation to Renewal
    • Business Outreach Program Workshop:  What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Business
DMA Participates in May Day

Lute, DMA's Business and Asian Pacific Community Liaison, visited Oregon's Capital to support bills that will affect refugees and immigrants and to participate in May Day. Lute was able to meet state representatives and governor, Kate Brown. Governor Kate Brown signed the proclamation for Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

One of the bills discussed with state representatives was The Drivers License for All Bill, a bill that eliminates the requirement that a person provides proof of legal presence before the Department of Transportation issues non-commercial driver license, driver permit or identification card. 

TriMet Low Income Fare Partner

Division Midway Alliance is happy to announce, DMA will be one of 9 community partners. DMA is finishing up the application process and will be able to accept people starting in June 2019.

Festival of Nations Planning Committee 2019

DMA is looking for active members to join our Festival of Nations Planning Committee! For more information feel free to send an email with the subject: FoN Planning Committee to 

Karen English Workshop

Lwe, our Karen Community Liaison, has recently started teaching basic English to her Karen community. Lwe has been helping her community learn basic sentence structures and answering questions in full sentences. Lwe’s community members will apply the skills they learn through the English workshop to pass the verbal portion of US Citizen interview.

Karen Gardening Workshop

The Karen Gardening Workshop visited the Oregon Food Bank. The group saw different plants that will be planted in their plot of land. They also received composite to use in for their garden. They toured the garden space and learned about different plants and learn how to transplant plants to different locations.


DMA Community Hours
Community Support hours for May - June 2019
Pacific Islander Community hours - Thursday  11 am - 4 pm
Burmese/Karen Community hours - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Latino/Hispanic Community hours - Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

SE Works

Are you looking for a job? Do you know someone who needs assistance in finding a job? At DMA our Community liaisons can help. Community liaisons provide information to our SE works coordinator, Nathaly Parrell, and she gets in contact with the community member and the community liaisons. If you need translation in Karen, Burmese, Tongan, and Spanish let a Community liaison know, and we can help!

Business Outreach Program
The BOP offers open office hours every Wednesday from 9 am - 12 pm. If you have an existing business or want to start a business, the BOP Business Advisors can answer questions during open office hours. Check the events section for upcoming training/workshop.




Proud Ground
May 7 - 5:30-6:30 pm @ Rosewood

Info session for Proud Ground, a nonprofit that makes first-time homeownership accessible and affordable to middle- and low-income folks in Portland will be at Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233. See the flyer for more information.

Community Investment Trust with Mercy Corps
May 11th and 18th from 10 am to 2 pm at Plaza 122, 122nd SE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97233

The Community Investment Course “Moving from Owing to Owning” will prepare you to become a knowledgeable investor so that you can meet your financial goals. This class is a prerequisite to becoming an investor in the Community Investment Trust. Register quickly as seats are limited.


Midway Business Association Monthly Meeting
May 14 11:45 am - 1 pm at Pizza Baron, SE 122nd Ave

Come learn about this business group dedicated to helping neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. This month: another meeting of interest. Remember, visitors ARE welcome.

The Life of a Lease from Negotiation to Renewal
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Orchards of 82nd Community Room, 8118 SE Division, Portland (Street parking only

This session aims to demystify leases and give business owners knowledge of their lease rights. Leases dictate terms for the location of a business and have a lot of power. They have consequences and may be a cause of fear for many business owners.
Email - psubop@pdx.edu  
or call (503) 725-9820 

What You Need to Know Before You Sell Your Business
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 6:30PM – 8:00PM Orchards of 82nd Community Room, 8118 SE Division, Portland (Street parking only)

This session aims to give business owners insight into the process of selling a business. Selling your business can be a complex process. Learn about the important things to consider when preparing for a sale.
Email - psubop@pdx.edu  
or call (503) 725-9820 

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