FEBRUARY Newsletter – Division Midway Alliance

  • DMA Updates
    • Census 101 information session
    • Delegation from Hanshin University 
    • Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Listening Session
    • Youth Leadership Environmental Program Training with SOLVE
    • DivisionTransit Project Update
  • Resources
    • DMA Community Hours
    • Trimet Low Income Fare (LIF) Program
    • Livelihood NW
    • SE Works
      • Financial Services Industry
      • HealthCare Training
  • Training With Livelihood NW
    • Quickbooks training serries 
    •  Workshop serries

CENSUS 101 Information Session 

DMA staff, cultural liaisons, and youth volunteers received information about the Census outreach and enrollment process from Blanca Gaytan Farfan from East County Rising.

Delegation From Hanshin University

A delegation from the School of Social Innovation and Business, Hanshin University visited Portland to learn local economic development efforts and to better understand efforts around the topic of innovative social enterprise. Lisha Shrestha, ED highlighted Division Midway Alliance's community-led development work in partnership with local government and community partners such as Prosper Portland, East Portland Community Office and East Portland Action Plan.

Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Listening Session

Division Midway Alliance in collaboration with BDS organized a listening session on January 6th. 20 Burmese and Karen community members learned about the permitting process and other programs at BDS that are useful for small business owners

Youth Leadership Environmental Program Training with SOLVE

As part of the Youth Environment Leadership Program (YELP), the YELP group received training from SOLVE on how to set up Clean up Event. They learned how to register on the SOLVE website and the resources available to them. The SOLVE program coordinator walked them through event safety and procedures required for clean up day.  By doing so, they walked around the area and practiced what they learned during the training. DMA- YELP group will organize a clean-up day in April 2020.

The Division Midway Alliance Youth Environmental Leadership Program would like to invite you to the first Division Midway District Clean Up event!

We will start at SE Division & SE 117th and then spread out into the neighborhood.

Date: April 4th, 2020
Time: 10 am - 12pm
Meeting location: Division Midway Alliance's Office: 
11721 SE Division St
 Portland, OR 97266

Use the link below to sign up to be part of this amazing event and help us make our community and waterways cleaner!


Division Transit Project

Division Transit Project Construction has begun on Division Street. At this time, Raimore Construction has crews working at 148th & 142nd Avenues in our area with plans to move West to the next stop locations within 6 months.

Division Transit Project Construction Kickoff-Groundbreaking Event was held on January 23rd, 2020. The project will improve travel on Division Street with an easier, faster and more reliable bus service. New stations will accommodate 60-foot articulated buses with multiple-door boarding for quick stops.


DMA Community Hours

Pacific Islander Community Hours - Wednesday and Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Karen/Burmese Community Hours - Wednesday and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm 
Congolese Community Hours - Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hispanic/Latino Community  Hours - Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 12 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, Spanish, Swahili, Nepali, Tongan, English. If you know anyone that can benefit from this program, please refer them to us. We are located in 11721 SE Division St

Language support is available:

English/Swahili: Monday-Friday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm
Spanish/French Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 12 pm

Karen/Burmese: Wednesday and Thursday  9 am - 5 pm
Tongan: Wednesday and Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 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 livelihoodnw.org or email a business advisor.

New emails

The email has changed for the Business advisors:

SE Works (Workforce navigator DMA office hours)

Are you looking for a job? Do you know someone who needs assistance in finding a job? Our Community liaisons here at DMA can help! Community liaisons provide information to our SE workforce navigator, Nathaly Pretell, and she gets in contact with the community member and the community liaisons. She has office hours at DMA 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1:30  PM - 3:00 PM. 

Financial Service Industry

Start a career in the
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Get ready for a career with stability, opportunity for advancement and wage progression - apply to BankWork$TM today. Offered through WorkSource Portland Metro and sponsored by banks, credit unions and foundations BankWorksTM provides: 

* 8 weeks of career training - at no cost to participants e Job preparation and job placement support

• A chance to interview with HR and hiring managers from local banks and credit unions 
              * Up to 1-year of career coaching Eligibility requirements: 
              - Be age 18 years old or older 
              • Have a high school diploma or GED. 
              • Write and speak English (bilingual is a plus)) 
              • Register in WorkSource Portland Metro


8-week CareerWork Medical training, including job placement 
assistance, career coaching, and employer connections 
Monday, January 13, 2020 

Multnomah County (Location TBD) 
Eligibility: 18+ years old, High School Diploma or GED completed, Ability to 
pass a background check and drug screen 



Livelihood NW - Quickbooks training Series

Every Monday for 6 weeks, beginning:
MONDAY, FEB. 10TH 2020
6:00 – 8:00 PM

OpenHAUS Coworking
5020 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97211

$ 525 Includes all 6 sessions. Non-refundable.
                                            Livelihood NW Clients: $100
                                            IBRN Partner Clients: $150


TO REGISTER 1. Complete our Inquiry Survey, at https://tinyurl.com/Bookkeeping-Assessment 2. You will then be contacted with additional information once our team confirms you and your business are ready for this training. 

QUESTIONS? Contact us at hello@livelihoodnw.org or (503) 990-8255 

INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE: You will need to bring your laptop and have business records such as receipts, sales history, and bank statements. Your instructor will work with you to set up your QuickBooks account and train you on the day-to-day processes. 

Livelihood NW - Workshop Serries 

Every Thursday for 5 weeks, beginning:
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Arte Soleil
5530 SE 122nd Ave Portland, Oregon 97236

$175* – Includes all 5 sessions.
*Subsidies may be available.

1. Complete our Inquiry Questionnaire, at http://tinyurl.com/LNWInquiry2
2. Register and submit payment* at https://livelihood-nw.ticketleap.com/bdwsce/details
*If your income does not support the full fee, please complete Step 1, then contact us.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at hello@livelihoodnw.org or (503) 990-8255

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11918 SE Division St PBM 386
Portland, OR 97266

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