February Newsletter

  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • DMA Walking Maps with PBOT
  • PPE Distributions for Pacific Islander Community 
  • Raimore Construction
  • Livelihood NW
  • SE Works

Ongoing Project 
Entrepreneurship 101:


Division Midway Alliance has been conducting entrepreneurship sessions in Spanish, Burmese, and Korean. The goal of the program is to Educate, Empower, and Emerge. Participants learned about licensing, permit, and legal structures for starting a business. The speaker for this event was Julieanna Elegant, ED - Small Business Legal Clinic, Lewis and Clark College. Our goal for this culturally specific training program is to deliver information in a way that can be easily understood and accessed by the participants.


Neighborhood Biking/Walking Map

Division Midway Alliance teamed up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to support our community by creating a map that shows the best places to walk and bike to the key destinations in our neighborhoods. Schools, parks, shopping destinations, and community organizations are show on the map with their connections to lower traffic and streets with sidewalks and better intersection crossings. The 130s Greenway is the newest improvement that we hope you will enjoy with its after crossings and features that make it safer for people walking and biking. With the help of DMA Community Liaisons we were able to translate these maps into these languages: Arabic, Karen, Burmese, Nepali, & Spanish.

Please take care of your neighbors by following the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
1) Stay 6 feet apart
2) Wear a Mask
3) Stay home if you feel unwell






In a recent survey conducted by PBOT, nine out of 10 Portlanders cited these three issues as top priorities. 

Given these concerns, we think you will be pleased with Moving to Our Future, the strategic plan that will guide our work at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for the next three years. It’s built around three core goals:

  • SAFETY: Make Portland streets safe for everyone
  • MOVING PEOPLE AND GOODS: Provide transportation options for a growing city
  • ASSET MANAGEMENT: Deliver smart investments to maintain our transportation system
To  learn more about this plan, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/79722

PPE Distributions Pacific Islander Community

Division Midway Alliance teamed up with the City of Portland (COP) to provide supplies to Pacific Islander community members who lives in SE Portland. This is an effort from DMA to help community members during these hard times to find some sort of stability. The supplies includes: Face Masks, Gloves, Hand sanitizer, Laundry Soap, Paper Towels, Shampoo, Disposable Razor, Bar Soap, Tissue and much more supplies. DMA was able to distribute these items that worth $5,600 in two days. DMA will continue to distribute supplies to other communities once it's been received. 

Entry Level Craft Description for Raimore Construction

Interested about getting a career in construction without a specialized degree in construction management or engineering. The entry level position almost always involves working alongside an experienced craft person. 

Some tasks of a construction craft employee are:
  • In class training varying from 400 to 4000 hours.
  • Field work depending on trade:
    • Cement Mason-pour and finish concrete
    • Operating Engineer- run and operate heavy equipment.
    • Laborer- civil street and utility work.
    • Carpenter- wall and structural concrete work.
    • Electrician- traffic signal and street lighting work
For full information click here: https://mcusercontent.com/e7ab287e8b7ba5235f5f26ca0/files/18e201a4-5754-4f41-8634-e7c4a1162406/Entry_Level_Craft_Description_for_Raimore_Construction.docx
Contact Information:
Name: Bill Bruce
Phone: 503-812-3501
Email: bbruce@raimore.com


Special Topic Learning Session - Let's Do This! Working with Tax and Accounting Professionals

Come get ready for tax season and understand the role of financial professionals. Bring your business questions to this panel and Q&A with CPA, tax preparers, payroll, and bookkeeping providers. 

Monday, Feb 8th
10:00 AM-12:00pm 
RSVP for zoom link at


Professional Immigrant Credential Program (PICP)

Are you an immigrant or refugee with a professional degree or certificate from your country of origin? The Professional Immigrant Credential Program (PICP) is an employment program to help you get a good job doing the work that you are trained for. 

Contact: Michelle Hernandez, 503-772-2330 (M-F, 8am-5pm)
Cell: 503-964-0582
Email: mhernandez@seworks.org

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