August Newsletter – Division Midway Alliance

  • DMA Updates
    • New Hire
    • Festival of Nations for September 
    • Walk with Refugees and Immigrants 
  • Resources
    • DMA Community Hours
    • Trimet LIF Program
    • Livelihood
    • SE Works
  • Events
    • Summer Reading
    • Free Summer Lunches
    • Midland Library Activities for the Summer
    • Meet the Prime Contractor Mixture 
    • Vietnamese Community Picnic



New Hire!

Let's Welcome Joy Sadi to the DMA team!

Joy Sadi graduated Warner Pacific University in 2019, where she majored in Accounting and Business Administration. She plans to continue her education and get her Master’s in Business Science and getting her CPA. Joy has volunteered throughout various nonprofits like the Giving Closet and throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. She previously worked with elder people at Courtyard Mt. Tabor retirement home. In her free time, Joy has various activities she participates in like singing, dancing, making videos, learning new languages, and new musical instruments. Joy loves to travel and plans to visit all 50 states. So far, South Korea is one of her favorite places! She is fluent in Swahili and Kibembe. 

Festival of Nations for September 
September 7, 2019, at 14410 SE Division St. Portland, OR 9723

The annual Festival of Nations by the Division Midway Alliance is back! We'd like to invite you, our neighbors, community members, family, and friends to celebrate our wonderful community as a whole. We're proud to be Portland’s largest multicultural event east of I-205 featuring local performers and ethnic foods! Festival of Nation will take place on September 7, 2019, at 14410 SE Division St. Portland, OR 9723, parking lot of Extended Home LLC.                     

Walk with Refugee & Immigrants

The 3rd Annual Walk with Refugee & Immigrants took place on July 21, 2019. This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders of all ages and backgrounds. Supporters and neighbors, faith-based organizations, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and non-profits to joined the walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!

Photo Credit: Anne Dawning 


DMA Community Hours

Pacific Islander Community hours - Thursday  10 am - 3 pm
Burmese/Karen Community hours - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Congolese Community hours - Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm. 

Trimet LIF Program

We are excited to be a partner site for TriMet Low Income Fare Program. Visit our office to know more about the program. We can help you to identify your eligibility and assist you enroll in the program. We can serve in 7 different languages- Karen, Burmese, Mon, Swahili, Nepali, Tongan, English. If you know anyone that can get benefit from this program, then refer them to us. We are located in 11721 SE Division St

Language support is available:
English Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm
Burmese/Mon Tuesday, Thursday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm
Tongan Thursday 10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 3 pm

For more information about the LIF Program click here.

Livelihood NW

The Business Outreach Program has a new name, Livelihood NW! Livelihood NW still offers drop-in office hours at DMA 9 am to noon every Wednesday. For more information visit their website at or email a business advisor.

New emails

  • Email has changed for the Business advisors:

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!



Summer Free for All

June - August * Times and Location Vary

Hosted by Portland Parks and Recreation these free events help build community through inclusive and family-friendly activities all throughout Portland. 
Avaliable in different languages:


Free Summer Lunches for Kids
July - August 26*, 2019 at Midland Library, Rockwood Library, and Gresham Library

Multnomah County Library will offer free lunches for youth 18 and under this summer at Gresham, Midland, and Rockwood libraries.  Youth are not required to have a library card to receive a free lunch. The lunches are available Monday through Friday during the following times:

Gresham: 12:30–1:30 pm (June 17 through August 16)
Midland: 12–1 pm (June 17 through August 27)
Rockwood: 12–1 pm (June 24 through August 9)

The summer lunch program is made possible through partnerships with Gresham Barlow School District, Reynolds School District, and the Meals 4 Kids division of Meals on Wheels.

Midland Library Activities for the Summer
Starts June 20 all the way to August 24 (Times vary)

Midland Library will be offering activities for family and kids to do over the summer. The first activity, String Art, will be on June 20th, 2-3 pm. Click on the image to learn about the rest of the activities for the summer. 

Meet the Prime: Contract Mixture
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4pm-6pm Orchards of 82nd, 8118 SE Division St Portland, OR 97206

Please click on the Eventbrite below and pass this information along to our potential contractors and have them RSVP via the invite.

The main purpose of our “mixer” is to bring contractors and service industry people together to present the project scope and timeline for bidding and construction.  Our desired outcome is to begin the process of matching as many contractors with other contractors from the corridor, as well as, service providers (construction projects like this one buy a lot of goods and services from the corridor).  You don’t necessarily have to be a contractor to attend, but that is the primary audience that we are trying to reach.  We will be presenting the project timeline for bidding, as well as, the construction sequence and phasing.

RSVP at the link below

Vietnamese Community Picnic
Sunday, August 18, 2019 11 am - 6 pm Linh Son Buddhist Temple 2535 SE 118th Ave, Portland, OR 97266

 Free vegetarian food at the first community picnic held at the Linh Son Buddhist Temple. All are welcome to join and enjoy some new tasty food 


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