...Sharing stories, Connecting deeply, Transforming lives


We are a non-profit organization that is rooted in spirit and shaped by our stories.  We are transforming isolation into power for change through radical and authentic relationships.


We are only as strong as the support we receive from our friends and neighbors.  If you support our work, please show it here...


Upcoming Special Events

  • People's Climate March and Rally
    A local Portland solidarity event to the main march in New York City
    09/21/2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    Portland Waterfront Park South Bowl

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Welcome to Leaven!

We are LEAVEN.  We are rising. We are an intentional community of folks with a diversity of experiences, spanning the generations.  We are church-folk and not-so-churchy folk, community partners and neighbors, young and old, wise and creative, curious and questioning, spiritual and earthy, passionate and powerful.  Leaven is a place where radical relationshiops become collective power.

Values We Share:

Rejection of isolation, the public telling of stories, and using the arts and practices of organizing.