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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Diversity and Civic Leadership Program

  • Latino Network DCL Program Four People from the 2019 Academia de Lideres graduating class stand together smiling

What is the Diversity and Civic Leadership Organizing Project?

The Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) is a capacity building program for community-based organizations. Participating organizations support cohorts in strengthening their leadership skills and participation in the civic governance of the City. The grantees:
  • Design, develop and implement projects that broaden diverse participation in the City
  • Build constituent identity and communication structures
  • Improve the livability and sense of community with a focus on communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities. 
  • Show demonstrated experience in community organizing, organizational development, leadership development, and communications  


Who Are the Current Grantees?

  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
  • Latino Network
  • Momentum Alliance
  • NAYA Portland Youth & Elders Council
  • Unite Oregon
  • The Urban League of Portland