PDXWIT

PDXWIT empowers individuals within the Portland-area tech industry by offering community and skill-building events, mentorship, and access to jobs and opportunities. We dedicate ourselves to nurturing community leaders, advocating for the underrepresented, and inspiring change both locally and in the wider world. We leverage our leadership, commitment and influence towards reducing the imbalances that exist today in an industry that is shaping the future of humanity.

Soul District Business Association

The Soul District Business Association (formerly known as NNEBA) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit that has been promoting and sustaining the economic and business development of inner urban North/Northeast Portland since 1977. We are a voice, advocate, facilitator and catalyst for approximately 5,000 businesses and 58,000 residents within our district boundaries. We are also the lead implementer of the Green Lighting Black Lives Matter Youth Media Project.

Green Lighting Black Lives Matter Youth Media Project

Oregon Citizens' Utility Board (CUB)

As directed by Oregon voters in 1984, the Oregon Citizens’ Utility Board (CUB) represents the interests of Oregon’s residential utility customers before administrative, judicial, and legislative bodies. CUB works at the intersection of utility policy and regulation to develop innovative solutions, empower consumers, and engage stakeholders around utility issues that affect Oregonians.

Senator Ron Wyden

Offices of United States Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).

At the 2018 DIN Summit in Portland, Senator Ron Wyden shared inspiration and vision in a video message to Summit participants. Senator Wyden is a longstanding advocate for a free and open internet - he wrote the first Senate net neutrality bill in 2006, ensuring everybody can access the internet and the information on it. 

City of Portland

Through the Office for Community Technology (OCT), the City of Portland, along with Multnomah County Library, is tasked with overseeing Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) implementation. A primary responsibility and commitment is to foster and engage partnerships and community efforts that align with DEAP goals. 

Unite Oregon - Multnomah County Chapter

Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, Unite Oregon works across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

Unite Oregon represents the merger of two strong organizations – Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action (OA) – who together have decades of experience organizing immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income Oregonians to address racial and economic disparities and improve quality of life in our state.

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About the Directory

Through engagement with DIN members it became clear that there are digital literacy programs, services and training tools already developed and available locally; however, DIN members and other community-based organizations (CBO) serving marginalized and vulnerable residents had trouble tracking what was available, how to best use the resources, and how to connect residents to services.