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2023 Impact Report
Reflecting on a year of impact
The Design Advocacy Outreach Group (DAO-G) meets quarterly with the mission of increasing student access to architecture, engineering, construction, and design fields in the state of Oregon. As a group of local partners who are aligned around this shared mission, DAO-G meetings are a time for us to harness this network to share opportunities for students, volunteer needs, resources, outreach efforts, and more.

Passionate about increasing student access to design and building fields? Join us on Tuesday, June 4, 12-1pm on Zoom. Link in bio.

Image credit: Aracely Barajas-Silva, 2023 Hart Scholar

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Volunteers are at the core of what makes our virtual Architects in Schools Summer Camp a success. Join us on Zoom during your lunch hour the week of June 24-28! Volunteers will interact with youth ages 8-12 as they learn about the benefits of adaptive reuse and how the built environment must evolve with cultural, societal, and environmental changes. You can sign up for as little as one shift or join us for the full week!

As a volunteer, you will help students in breakout rooms as they work through camp activities and lessons, all leading to their final project which is to redesign a structure for their community. Students will be introduced to technical architecture practices such as drawing, planning, model making and more. You will be there to share your design expertise and inspire them to use design as a tool to positively impact their communities!

Sign up ASAP to participate. Link in bio.

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If you can’t join us on Thursday, May 16 for our 2024 Scholars Reception, you can still enter our raffle and support our scholarship program!

Enter the raffle by 5pm on May 16 for a chance to enjoy two nights donated by @everlifehome at The Enology House in Newberg - right in the heart of Oregon's Wine Country! This home sleeps 10 with 3 bedrooms (4 beds)  and 2 baths. Includes wine tasting discounts at 3 amazing wineries close by and a discount on dining at the acclaimed wine country restaurant, SubTerra Kitchen & Cellar.  The home is crafted with furniture-grade woodworking throughout. Knotty alder, stone and wood floors make for a cozy, warm, relaxing experience. A three-sided gas fireplace is the focal point for the gourmet kitchen, and large living room. 

The home is close to Newberg yet in a private, country setting on one acre. The beautiful garden paths, stone patio, hot tub and lawns surrounding the home are there for your private enjoyment with only the hummingbirds and squirrels to keep you company.

Wineries, breweries, and golf are within a short drive, and the Newberg/Dundee area offers many amazing restaurants.

1 ticket - $10
3 tickets - $27
5 tickets - $40

Link in bio.

#support #afoscholarships #raffle #newberg #oregonwinecountry
This month we’re shining a spotlight on @takingownershippdx and the essential work they are doing for the Black community in Portland!

Looking for ways to volunteer? Add Taking Ownership PDX to your list!

Taking Ownership PDX is a small-but-mighty community-based nonprofit brought together by Portland musician, activist Randal Wyatt. They renovate and revive Black-owned homes that have requested their help, with an emphasis on enabling Black homeowners to age in place, generate wealth and simultaneously deter predatory investors and realtors to deflect the gentrification process. While nothing can undo the decades of harm imposed upon Portland's Black community via deliberate historical redlining, gentrification and systemic racism, Taking Ownership is turning the tide with a commitment to impactful grassroots change in support of the Black home owners of our city. Learn more @takingownershippdx

#communityspotlight #takingownershippdx #volunteer
We are so pleased to announce our 2024 Honored Citizen, Jon Schleuning!

Jon has been instrumental for nearly 50 years in raising public awareness of architecture and its impact on environments. A proud native Oregonian, he has exhibited great leadership deeply rooted in the values of Portland and the Pacific Northwest. He received the 2014 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects’ Northwest & Pacific Region and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. His work spans professional, civic, and volunteer engagements that continue to impact the region in numerous ways. We are proud to have the opportunity to honor such an impactful member of our community.

Learn more about Jon through the link in our bio and save the date for October 10 for a special event to celebrate Jon’s contributions to Oregon’s designed environment!

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