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Reserve Space for Community Meetings, Events

Leaven Community has rooms that can be scheduled for meetings and events. Contact Ali for additional information on sizes, availability and costs. Contact: alisfingers@gmail.com

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Common House

Leaven Community is taking steps to disrupt the impact of gentrification and power imbalance in our neighborhood and organization. A step we have taken is establishing our building as a Common House, a physical space with an organizing agent that brings people and organizations together to work on interconnected issues; thereby living into the relational culture and vision of the Common House.

Leaven Community Common House partners are organizations and individuals who sustainably create, collaborate, organize and powerfully work on our shared missions for more equitable communities.

The Common House is home to 10 grassroots organizations, half of which are people of color led organizations that create change and develop leadership grounded in the stories and experiences of the marginalized and oppressed in our communities.

Common House Partners (click here)

Cascadia Wild
Center for Diversity and the Environment
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Interfaith Spiritual Center
Kitchen Share NE
NE Portland Tool Library
Portland Fruit Tree Project
Race Talks
Wild Diversity

LC Community Common House Creates...

  • Opportunity to deepen and expand the living out of our Leaven Community mission; specifically living more fully into relational power and neighborhood action that honors the mix of generations in a way that will draw displaced residents back to the neighborhood and catalyze similar transformations in other buildings and neighborhoods.

  • Opportunity for synergy, collaboration and empowerment among all the efforts and people working together in the same space.

  • Financial opportunities that could emerge for individuals and groups to generate revenue and improve economic well-being.

  • Opportunities to use resources to build capacity for organizations or projects.

  • Opportunity to move from a transactional system (renters with leases) to relational agreements (LC Common House Partnership Agreements).