...sharing stories...connecting deeply...transforming lives

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Leaven Community trusts the sacred interconnection of all and the creative and liberative power within those relationships.
 


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5431 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR  97211
503.287.7553

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Welcome to Leaven Community

 

Leaven Community organizes people
...to share our stories, particularly our pressures and hopes 

and through our relationships & spiritual wisdoms
...to make meaning of our collective stories and
act together with our neighbors for more equitable, diverse, thriving neighborhoods.


Spiritual People Relational People   People of Action

We attend and respond to the power that connects us through engagement with spiritual practices and conversations that nourish us for our work together. 

We build trust and deepen relationships as we attend to the personal and public dimensions of our stories and celebrate the abundance experienced in community. 

We publicly respond to social, economic and ecological inequity; acting powerfully together in neighborhood and citywide actions.


 

Leaven Community Highlights

Leaven Community Organizing 2018

DISCERNMENT GATHERING FOLLOW-UP

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH, 6:30-8:30PM
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave 

Thank you Leaven Community for your presence, story and passion during the Listening and Discernment phase of our listening campaign.

At the discernment gathering those attending identified energy and interest in researching actions for policy that creates different types of housing throughout the city, collective action using land already owned and actions for relieving pressure on the most vulnerable in our communities.

Because of your interest we will continue this work and invite you to gather with others on WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH, 6:30-8:30PM at Leaven Community to continue leading this work.

Can you come? Will you come?
Let us know by texting/calling or emailing Eric Conklin (
503) 951-0026) (ericjohnconklin@gmail.com). Also, let us know if you need childcare or interpretation.  

With Gratitude,
LaVeta


BBB SPRING ROUND TUESDAY, MAY 8 & 22, 7-9PM

LUCKY LAB TAP ROOM, 1700 N. KILLINGSWORTH ST.
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LEAVEN COMMUNITY WEEKLY GATHERINGS


SUNROOM CO-WORKING SPACE
Mondays-Fridays/Lunes-Viernes
8am-5pm

The Leaven Community Sunroom Co-Working Space provides an opportunity for people to share the synergy and collaboration that comes from people working together in the same space. There is free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette with microwave and sink. Donation coffee and tea is also available. Everyone is welcome.

El Espacio Co-Working de Leaven Community Sunroom ofrece la oportunidad para que las personas compartan la sinergia y la colaboración que viene de las personas que trabajan juntas en el mismo espacio. Hay conexión inalámbrica a internet gratuita y un servicio de cocina con microondas y lavabo. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!


SWAP 'n' WORK and PLAY
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9am-1pm

Come share your love, caring and playing with children in SWAP, (Swap 'n' Work and Play). SWAP is a low-cost childcare cooperative that is building lasting relationships and cultivating intergenerational connections. In order for this model to work, volunteer "Grandparents," "Aunts" and "Uncles" are needed. It you have a couple of free hours during the week, we welcome your participation. Read more.


WAKING UP COMMUNITY
Meditation & Mindfulness Practices from Buddhist and other traditions
Saturdays, 9am-10:30am
Refreshments and Conversation follow

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SALT & LIGHT LUTHERAN SERVICE
including Children's Wondering Time 
Sundays, 10am-11:30am

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LEAVEN COMMUNITY NEIGHBORS ACTING TOGETHER
Buying, Cooking, Connecting Across Cultures
Saturdays, 11am-1pm

We use our collective power to save money and access organic and sustainably grown non-GMO fruits and vegetables through Charlies Produce, an employee owned NW business. Produce arrives on Saturday mornings and participants can bag orders beginning at 11am or pick up bagged and labeled orders after 1pm while the building is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact LaVeta: (503) 936-2870 or lavetagj@gmail.com to participate.  Read more


NE PORTLAND TOOL LIBRARY
Saturdays, 9am-2-pm
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm Read more



KITCHEN SHARE NE
Saturdays, 9am-12noon Read more

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