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The City of Portland, Oregon

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

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Spirit of Portland Award Winners Spotlight

2017 Outstanding Young Leader Award Winner 


Alisha ZhaoCivic engagement has no age!  Meet Alisha Zhao winner of the 2017 Outstanding Young Leader Award.  Alisha was chosen for her work first on Homeless Club, which she founded in her freshman year.  This club eventually evolved into a NPO, Kids First Project.


Alisha a Lincoln High School graduate, is currently attending Stanford University as a Cameron Impact Scholar.  She is completing a major in political science and minor in human rights.